Totally agree on this part. Contador seemed to be more tactically daring post ban. In fact I think this subtle transformation seemed to begin in the 2011 TdF affected by crashes and/or Giro fatigue. Examples that edition were stages 16,17 and 19 to the Alpe followed up by 3rd (I think?) in the stage 20 TT showing he still had 3rd week strength. I was not a massive Contador fan but his efforts that TdF earned my respect and admiration. Inspirational to see a rider improvise on tactics when they know they may not be able to win on shear power alone.I generally share your sentiment that TdF'09 and Giro'11 were his best performances. The latter was most dominant ........... It's also easy to notice that his post-ban level was generally lower but there was more drama
If Contador does the 2018 giro, then Andy Schleck wins it.I maintain that if Contador does the 2018 Giro Dumoulin wins it so I'm still salty about that one.
Yes, a tonge in cheek comment means I'm still depressed about it.If Contador does the 2018 giro, then Andy Schleck wins it.
Us Schleck fans have got over it, his thread is inactive for over a year.
Contador fans, get over yourselves.
Froome fans, get over yourselves.