Teams & Riders Alberto Contador Discussion Thread

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RedheadDane said:
His upcoming retirement is really making me feel old... I mean; it wasn't that long ago he suddenly burst onto the Grand Tour scene, is it? I know it is... but it... isn't. It can't be.
Its just ten years ago since "those" duels with Rasmussen. Its not much at all although it is pratically a lifetime in the timeframe of a racer. And now we're standing here, a couple of years later with all the joy and all the grief, at the end of things wondering where the time did go. Cruel father time.

Wishing you all a memorable three weeks. Stay in the present.
 
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Red Rick said:
I'm taking the very safe bet of it being the 2nd best GT of the year.
Given that even the Giro was slightly disappointing (as in "not 2015 standard") this year, I think the Vuelta could again be the best GT of the year.

Btw, great pictures of Berto from the presentation on steephill, that someone posted in the race thread.
 
Not bad, in comparison to tg rest of the favorites. Lost 25 seconds to Froome, whose team was not quite as good as I expected. 4 seconds on Nibali, 2 seconds to Zakarin, and gained time on Aru, Bardet, Pozzovivo, Meijntes, etc...
 
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Forever The Best said:
Contador knows La Rabassa from 2008 Vuelta. (same side was climbed that day)
I hope for an attack on the first slopes of Rabassa. Vamos!
I certainly don't. If he is gonna attack I hope for an attack that will actually stick. It wouldn't be on the penultimate climb. Truth is with the descent, today isn't for AC.
 
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Forever The Best said:
Contador knows La Rabassa from 2008 Vuelta. (same side was climbed that day)
I hope for an attack on the first slopes of Rabassa. Vamos!
Lol. That would prove that Contador doesnt believe he actually can win this race and only is riding for the show, he will wait until proven otherwise and then begin his long range antics.
 
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Jspear said:
Forever The Best said:
Contador knows La Rabassa from 2008 Vuelta. (same side was climbed that day)
I hope for an attack on the first slopes of Rabassa. Vamos!
I certainly don't. If he is gonna attack I hope for an attack that will actually stick. It wouldn't be on the penultimate climb. Truth is with the descent, today isn't for AC.
I don't think he will win the GC anyways, better create carnage in every single stage and make this a great GT. :cool:
 
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Valv.Piti said:
Forever The Best said:
Contador knows La Rabassa from 2008 Vuelta. (same side was climbed that day)
I hope for an attack on the first slopes of Rabassa. Vamos!
Lol. That would prove that Contador doesnt believe he actually can win this race and only is riding for the show, he will wait until proven otherwise and then begin his long range antics.
I don't think he will win the GC anyways. Better create carnage on every stage and make this a great GT.
 
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Forever The Best said:
Valv.Piti said:
Forever The Best said:
Contador knows La Rabassa from 2008 Vuelta. (same side was climbed that day)
I hope for an attack on the first slopes of Rabassa. Vamos!
Lol. That would prove that Contador doesnt believe he actually can win this race and only is riding for the show, he will wait until proven otherwise and then begin his long range antics.
I don't think he will win the GC anyways. Better create carnage on every stage and make this a great GT.
That would be sad and show he doesnt believe he actually can win (he has said he believe he can). And even if the chance is minimal, you chase that opportunity. Contador aint stupid
 
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Valv.Piti said:
Forever The Best said:
Valv.Piti said:
Forever The Best said:
Contador knows La Rabassa from 2008 Vuelta. (same side was climbed that day)
I hope for an attack on the first slopes of Rabassa. Vamos!
Lol. That would prove that Contador doesnt believe he actually can win this race and only is riding for the show, he will wait until proven otherwise and then begin his long range antics.
I don't think he will win the GC anyways. Better create carnage on every stage and make this a great GT.
That would be sad and show he doesnt believe he actually can win (he has said he believe he can). And even if the chance is minimal, you chase that opportunity. Contador aint stupid
If he is in a shape to win he can drop some of the contenders in Rabassa. He also needs to get time on some fresher riders like Nibali, Zakarin and co. before he gets tired. (this is the first time in his career that he tries Tour-Vuelta so in the final week he may be worse than the others who rode the Tour.)
 

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