Teams & Riders Alberto Contador Discussion Thread

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Irondan said:
LaFlorecita said:
Presentation for 2018 Giro will be in Israel?! Berto says he will be there.
Why would he show up to this if he's retired?
$$$$$$

The idea of the Giro starting in Israel isn't universally popular I suppose, so the more marquee names they can get to lend credibility to the idea the better. And Contador, as a recent former winner, will lend a respectability that few current riders can do I guess. Or maybe he just wants to check out Israel after seeing the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem adverts that pepper Eurosport.
 
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DFA123 said:
Irondan said:
LaFlorecita said:
Presentation for 2018 Giro will be in Israel?! Berto says he will be there.
Why would he show up to this if he's retired?
$$$$$$

The idea of the Giro starting in Israel isn't universally popular I suppose, so the more marquee names they can get to lend credibility to the idea the better. And Contador, as a recent former winner, will lend a respectability that few current riders can do I guess. Or maybe he just wants to check out Israel after seeing the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem adverts that pepper Eurosport.
He has already been to Israel, 2011 Saxo-Sungard team building camp. :)
 
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LaFlorecita said:
I can see it
Alberto Contador Velasco for UCI president 2025
Mandatory MTT in each GT, 5 men GT teams and 15m budget caps. After each stage 3-2-1 minute time bonus for "style and bravery" will be awarded by an independent jury.

I would say 2020 but he needs to be RFEC president first.
Inflation tells me the budgets will be slightly bigger than 15 million.
 
Sep 3, 2017
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will he be able to avoid froome the win of la vuelta , i think that alberto don't give a **** about froome but in his mind i think he wants to avoid the froome win 2 consecutive gt alberto was not able to win
 
Sep 3, 2017
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RIGHT as we see in football inflation go up by 10000000 % , in cycling i doubt it will be that high considering the ratings
 
AC wisely put it:
“For me it is satisfying to enjoy the Vuelta a España the way I am doing, independent of the final result,” he said. “I think people will remember my final result of this Vuelta less than other results in my career. Personally, I'm going to remember the sensation more than the result.”
:)
 
May 13, 2015
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LOST FROM ALBERTO CONTADOR WITHOUT CONSIDERING stage ANDORRA and TTT

*** Lost with Froome in ANDORRA + TTT = 2.33 + 26 "= 2.59"
Current rating .... to 3.59 "(without considering bonus) .... lost: 1 minute

*** Lost with NIBALI (Andorra + TTT) = 2.37 "
Current rating .... Alberto is located at 2.58 "...... lost 21"

*** Lost with KELDERMAN (Andorra + TTT) = 2.33 + 29 "= 3.02"
Current rating ..... Alberto is at 1.51 "....... - 1.11"
 
“I don’t attack just to make the public happy,” Contador said. “I do it because that’s the way I race. It’s based on my form at the moment, on the conditions of the race. Maybe the smart thing to do is ride more conservatively, and to try to finish fourth or fifth or third or eighth, and limit the losses. But that way of racing is not for me.”

“I’m proud to hear the fans yell out, ‘Gracias, Alberto!’ I hear it over and over again, and that can only mean that they’ve enjoyed watching the racing,” Contador said. “I couldn’t have chosen a better place to retire. On these climbs, when your legs are really hurting, you see a sign and hear the shouts, and it’s like a present for me.”

Contador has only known one way to race. He’s not going to change now.

Read more at http://www.velonews.com/2017/09/vuelta-a-espana/contador-doesnt-regret-final-vuelta-hail-mary_447317#MWWtwZ36SK4s372k.99
Death or Glory, Lionhearted; the only way the man wants to do to!
 
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Carols said:
portugal11 said:
LaFlorecita said:
Presentation for 2018 Giro will be in Israel?! Berto says he will be there.
Can't wait to see contador with a little belly and enjoying his days as a former cyclist.
I want to see the wife with the belly and a new champion on the way!
Lol yes. Sons of great riders don't really come to be as great as their fathers in cycling (from the few examples I have in mind.) It would be nice to see a new Contador tearing it up in 20 some years.
 
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LaFlorecita said:
I can see it
Alberto Contador Velasco for UCI president 2025
Mandatory MTT in each GT, 5 men GT teams and 15m budget caps. After each stage 3-2-1 minute time bonus for "style and bravery" will be awarded by an independent jury.

I would say 2020 but he needs to be RFEC president first.
No more potenciómetros, a special jersey for most minutes out of the saddle, mandatory u23 squad for each WT and ProConti team, and I would also like the idea to rotate the Giro, Tour and Vuelta. Why always race them in the same order? TDF could perfectly be held in august after the Giro, which mid-summer would have more opportunities for great stages without the bad weather crying, while the Vuelta in may would be a little bit more human perhaps without the extreme heat.
 
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Jspear said:
Carols said:
portugal11 said:
LaFlorecita said:
Presentation for 2018 Giro will be in Israel?! Berto says he will be there.
Can't wait to see contador with a little belly and enjoying his days as a former cyclist.
I want to see the wife with the belly and a new champion on the way!
Lol yes. Sons of great riders don't really come to be as great as their fathers in cycling (from the few examples I have in mind.) It would be nice to see a new Contador tearing it up in 20 some years.
I heard some time ago that the endurance strength is usually coming from the mother :)
 
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Puccini said:
LOST FROM ALBERTO CONTADOR WITHOUT CONSIDERING stage ANDORRA and TTT
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*** Lost with Froome in ANDORRA + TTT = 2.33 + 26 "= 2.59"
Current rating .... to 3.59 "(without considering bonus) .... lost: 1 minute

*** Lost with NIBALI (Andorra + TTT) = 2.37 "
Current rating .... Alberto is located at 2.58 "...... lost 21"

*** Lost with KELDERMAN (Andorra + TTT) = 2.33 + 29 "= 3.02"
Current rating ..... Alberto is at 1.51 "....... - 1.11"
You cannot draw generalistic results simply by removing one component.
If AC hadn't lost time in Andorra, the race would have unfolded differently.
They wouldn't have let him go in Antequera for instance.
 
Aug 20, 2017
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Salary cap won't help. Sky will use other incentives . Houses ,cars investments . Froomes word imply it won't be a free market but it's not now . Sky have to much money and influence over lots of aspects of cycling not just paying big wages. Landa for instance does not strike me as a rider that fits into the Sky way yet how can you turn down the kind of money that sets you up for life. There is no real answer if more big sponsors come in then we go the way of football and huge gaps will appear . Once Sky became involved cycling has become a money bore tour watch. No going back I'm afraid.
 
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Chronique - Cyrille Guimard

Contador est devenu plus populaire grâce à cette posture de "perdant magnifique" ?

J'irai même plus loin que ça. Je connais des personnages qui étaient respectés pour leur palmarès, leurs exploits en course, qui n'étaient pas populaires mais qui le sont devenus le jour où ils ont perdu. Ca a été le cas de Laurent Fignon, de Jacques Anquetil à la fin de sa carrière. Si vous prenez Merckx, il n'a jamais été populaire en France alors que Luis Ocaña l'était. Pourtant il y en a un qui a gagné 5 Tours de France, l'autre un seul. Qu'est-ce qui fait qu'on est populaire ou qu'on ne l'est pas, c'est l'émotion. Contador fait passer d''émotion. Merckx ne faisait pas passer de l'émotion. Et Froome ne fait pas passer d'émotion. C'est quelque chose qui part du fond des tripes, pas dans son discours devant un micro. Après Froome a son palmarès, plein de choses que l'on peut respecter, on peut même admirer le coureur comme c'était le cas pour Anquetil, mais on l'aimait moins que Poulidor parce qu'il faisait passer moins d'émotion. L'un on l'aimait, l'autre on le détestait. C'est l'histoire de la vie.

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