Teams & Riders Alberto Contador Discussion Thread

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thats a google translation of yesterday CicloWeb italian forum about SaxoBank

Saxo Bank

Merger with the current-Liquigas Cannondale? Difficult, the Saxo Bank already has several sponsors, including the Anfi (but not the Specialized!) For 2013 and has the strength to be able to continue alone, less than sensational twists. The biggest question about Alberto Contador, Spanish is the perfect man for Riis were it not for the few UCI points, which brings with it a significant problem. Bjarne Riis has forced it to look around, I trimmed the names of Matti Breschel and Jakob Fuglsang, involved the transfer, but also with them a few points. And a possible return of Schleck, right in exchange for Contador? Difficult, both brothers Contador does not have a good relationship with former sports directors. Moreover Contador if he leaves the team, hypotheses to be kept in view, however, will only do so for a team sponsored by Specialized. Riis has made us accustomed to surprises, always with UCI points, Reinhardt Janse van Rensburg and Jonathan Tiernan-Locke, have interesting names. Check out Chris Anker Sørensen almost certain, while still in standby Nick Nuyens.
 
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Now Saxo just have to figure out how to get enough points:D maybe without world tour status, saxo can still get invitation from tour since a bunch of french teams may become world tour team next year
 
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maxmartin said:
Now Saxo just have to figure out how to get enough points:D maybe without world tour status, saxo can still get invitation from tour since a bunch of french teams may become world tour team next year
Well you know Contador's going to be in prime shape and extremely motivated for the Vuelta. He can't do it all himself of course, but a couple of stage wins and the overall would be a good start for gaining back points for Saxo.
 
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OMG didn't you know Contador's points won't count for the next two year!!!!!
VeloCity said:
Well you know Contador's going to be in prime shape and extremely motivated for the Vuelta. He can't do it all himself of course, but a couple of stage wins and the overall would be a good start for gaining back points for Saxo.
 
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I don't care about points or in which team Alberto is running. I just can't wait to see him unleashed again and slaughtering everyone as soon as there's a climb.

Probably, the last opportunity for both Wiggings and Evans to win a TDF. Next year, with Contador, it'll be too late :D
 
LaFlorecita said:
A new rule. Part of every doping sanction. But;
1 It is against the WADA "no extra punishment" rule
2 It was introduced after Alberto tested +
The rule is already in force for valverde - the UCI will argue it's not for individual or team rankings - just for world tour rankings and licenses ( still not right though)
 
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LaFlorecita said:
A new rule. Part of every doping sanction. But;
1 It is against the WADA "no extra punishment" rule
2 It was introduced after Alberto tested +
Ah, thanks, never heard of that.
 
I think its due to the UCI initially instituting a 4 year ban and then dropping it to 2 years. This additional 2 year no points penalty is IMO their way of making up for their reducing the original ban.
 
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that is why there are all those rumors, merge with GAS, swap with Andy, because there is slight chance Saxo lose world tour rank Contador will not even be able to race the tour. But I don't think that is going to happen, either rule will be overruled or Saxo has to come up some scheme to cope with this.:D
VeloCity said:
Ah, thanks, never heard of that.
 
maxmartin said:
that is why there are all those rumors, merge with GAS, swap with Andy, because there is slight chance Saxo lose world tour rank Contador will not even be able to race the tour. But I don't think that is going to happen, either rule will be overruled or Saxo has to come up some scheme to cope with this.:D
Even if the worst will happen, Saxo will be invited to the Tour as long as they have Contador.
 

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