shouldn't he be on a bike training instead of receiving a virus from his dog lol ?
I think the same too.LaFlorecita said:I don't think he cares much anymore, which I guess would be understandable.
Although allegedly he uploaded a file to Strava some days ago which collected some KOMs in the mountains around Madrid but I didn't see it and he seems to have deleted it now.
Lexman said:shouldn't he be on a bike training instead of receiving a virus from his dog lol ?
Yeah, Contador was getting closer to breaking Purito. On the Ancares he was clearly better judging by how that ended, on the Covadonga he was waiting very long to react at one point and on Cuitu Negro he was almost done for. It spoke heaps and bounds that he couldn't sprint for much longer than a few seconds and barely put a second into Contador in the final sprint to the line.Valv.Piti said:Just watched the Cuitu Negru stage from 2012. Never seen Jesus that strong, he smashed the peloton, but holy smokes that attack by Contador around the 2 km mark was violent (just after Quintana went up the road for no reason at all at the start of the wall). Watching it I was sure Purito would drop, even a full genius Froome would have had difficulties responding to that attack. Contador wasn't amazing that Vuelta, but that particular attack was just insane. And Purito didnt give a **** on those 25% gradients.
gregrowlerson said:It is nearly that time.
I believe in the possibility of Contador winning this Vuelta (yes, let a man have his delusions one last time). It is really difficult to know what his form will be like though. For starters, he has never ridden the Vuelta after finishing the Tour; therefore unlike Froome, we don't have any history here to go off for expectations. He has done doubles before though, the most recent of which was the Giro-Tour in 2015. He was 'only' 5th in that Tour, but the top level of the Tour is higher than the top level of the Vuelta.
How much higher?
This isn't 2015 either, and Contador's 2017 Tour form doesn't rank with his 2015 Giro form. But where his third week in that Giro was his worst, his third week in this Tour was his best. I am encouraged by the better form shown in the Alps and final ITT.
However, he needs to be at least close to his Tour form (which doubling up may not be possible) and to have Froome be some way off his.
Or he could have a lot of luck. And then there is that word: AMBUSH