Teams & Riders Alberto Contador Discussion Thread

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LaFlorecita said:
Suddenly I get the dreadful feeling he is going to retire at the end of the season. :(
"This Tour has had an influence on my decisions about the future. In a maximum of ten days I will say what I will do"
Maybe it has something to do with San Sebastian. I notice he is on the attend list at steephill.tv

And the race is in a week, close to the ten days. I know most like to go out a winner ... Contador I can only suspect. If he wins, and he is inclined to retire, that might be the place.
 
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Nacho said:
LaFlorecita said:
Suddenly I get the dreadful feeling he is going to retire at the end of the season. :(
"This Tour has had an influence on my decisions about the future. In a maximum of ten days I will say what I will do"
Maybe it has something to do with San Sebastian. I notice he is on the attend list at steephill.tv

And the race is in a week, close to the ten days. I know most like to go out a winner ... Contador I can only suspect. If he wins, and he is inclined to retire, that might be the place.
He also said he won't ride San Sebastian
 
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LaFlorecita said:
Nacho said:
LaFlorecita said:
Suddenly I get the dreadful feeling he is going to retire at the end of the season. :(
"This Tour has had an influence on my decisions about the future. In a maximum of ten days I will say what I will do"
Maybe it has something to do with San Sebastian. I notice he is on the attend list at steephill.tv

And the race is in a week, close to the ten days. I know most like to go out a winner ... Contador I can only suspect. If he wins, and he is inclined to retire, that might be the place.
He also said he won't ride San Sebastian
LOL!

Scratch that then!
 
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Carols said:
LaFlorecita said:
Suddenly I get the dreadful feeling he is going to retire at the end of the season. :(
"This Tour has had an influence on my decisions about the future. In a maximum of ten days I will say what I will do"
It's his decision, I will be sad, but if he thinks this is the time then so be it. He has Nothing to Prove! If this is his last season I sure hope he rides the Vuelta though!!!!
I feel much the same. Indeed, I'm relaxed about it - nothing he does will change anything - if he's happy and he's enjoying himself, then long may he ride. But in some ways, it'll be a relief - I have been falling out of love with the sport during the last 7 years, and am pretty sure the day he retires is the day I'll stop watching it. Or at least, watching it with a real investment in the outcome.
 
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Electress said:
Carols said:
LaFlorecita said:
Suddenly I get the dreadful feeling he is going to retire at the end of the season. :(
"This Tour has had an influence on my decisions about the future. In a maximum of ten days I will say what I will do"
It's his decision, I will be sad, but if he thinks this is the time then so be it. He has Nothing to Prove! If this is his last season I sure hope he rides the Vuelta though!!!!
I feel much the same. Indeed, I'm relaxed about it - nothing he does will change anything - if he's happy and he's enjoying himself, then long may he ride. But in some ways, it'll be a relief - I have been falling out of love with the sport during the last 7 years, and am pretty sure the day he retires is the day I'll stop watching it. Or at least, watching it with a real investment in the outcome.
Oh that is a shame! It is a Glorious Sport and someone who steals your heart will always come along. While you wait, enjoy the feats of glory, the suffering, the obstacles that are a reflection of everyone's challenges in life. Yet we pick ourselves up and go forward just like a fallen rider or one who suffers through a crisis. It is a rolling chess match across glorious countryside. Cycle racing is a reflection of life itself.

I had a long wait between Il Pirata and Alberto, but a Special one will show up. And I had many to appreciate and root for in between.
 
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LaFlorecita said:
Suddenly I get the dreadful feeling he is going to retire at the end of the season. :(
"This Tour has had an influence on my decisions about the future. In a maximum of ten days I will say what I will do"
Yeah, definitely considering retirement. Maybe also Trek had a word with him regarding his performance.
 
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LaFlorecita said:
Suddenly I get the dreadful feeling he is going to retire at the end of the season. :(
"This Tour has had an influence on my decisions about the future. In a maximum of ten days I will say what I will do"
If he ends up going to Vuelta and win it, I can see that's happening. I think that would be the best thing for him, to retire while he still wins.

But Meh, the problem with his wish to go to Vuelta, clashes with some Trek sprinter who wants to go to Vuelta to get stage win. GC wise, Vuelta is a bit thin. No valverde, no Quintana, no Dumolin. For sure Nibali, Froome, Chavez (?), Kreuswijk.
 
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Well, i read the interview en espanol. I did not sincerely find clues to a withdrawal . Maybe I'm wrong, but I see it as a statement to schedule next year. we'll see
 
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Matteo. said:
http://www.mundodeportivo.com/ciclismo/tour-francia/20170723/4348271460/contador-me-siento-orgulloso-de-haber-dado-lo-que-he-podido.html
okay this one has :
"thank all the sponsors also for the great support they have given me. Now it's time to rest and rethink future objectives. "

That could be the Vuelta this year or anything in the future!

EDIT: and this "and what is left is to look forward, rest and start again."
I don't read that as anything but starting his next race or program.
 
From Trek:

"Physically I am really really good, but you know in sports in general, and specifically in cycling, a lot of things can happen that can have a major impact. So when that happens, you only can look ahead, rest, and set new goals. Now, it's time to rest and disconnect completely and after that set some future objectives."

That doesn't sound like retirement to me......
 
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Carols said:
Matteo. said:
http://www.mundodeportivo.com/ciclismo/tour-francia/20170723/4348271460/contador-me-siento-orgulloso-de-haber-dado-lo-que-he-podido.html
okay this one has :
"thank all the sponsors also for the great support they have given me. Now it's time to rest and rethink future objectives. "

That could be the Vuelta this year or anything in the future!

EDIT: and this "and what is left is to look forward, rest and start again."
I don't read that as anything but starting his next race or program.
Yes, he talked about " Ahora toca el momento de descansar y replantear futuros objetivos”.
He uses precisely words " to rethink future goals".
Unless he considers retiring a goal :lol:
 
In the RTVE interview he evades most of the questions. He says that his race schedule was planned at the beginning of the year and the sponsor wanted to have some American races in the second part of the season. Tour de Utah anyone?
 
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ice&fire said:
In the RTVE interview he evades most of the questions. He says that his race schedule was planned at the beginning of the year and the sponsor wanted to have some American races in the second part of the season. Tour de Utah anyone?
Trek is not going to Utah, because of the WT triple header next weekend.

Edit: it's really only Colorado left on the team schedule and without the Vuelta there is going to be very little to do for the next 2 months for Contador anyway
 
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ice&fire said:
In the RTVE interview he evades most of the questions. He says that his race schedule was planned at the beginning of the year and the sponsor wanted to have some American races in the second part of the season. Tour de Utah anyone?
This is what I feared at the start of the year :( hopefully if he wants to ride the Vuelta the team will agree to remove those races from his schedule
 

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