Teams & Riders Alberto Contador Discussion Thread

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LaFlorecita said:
Don't underestimate ASO, the Andy Schleck Organisation.
I never fail to underestimate the silly ASO.

Not that it will matter, you and I know that Contador will earn the points needed in the Vuelta and that they will count. ;)

Yesterday was a really good day. :D
 
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Riis: "the Vuelta is more important for us that the Tour this year. We will need to provide Alberto optimal support, and hence some riders who would have been logic for the Tour will be saved for the Vuelta."

He adds that of course the Tour is still extremely important and he has hopes that Chris Anker will compete for the Polka Dot and that they will compete for stages.

http://sporten.tv2.dk/cykling/article.php/id-50994143:riis-vuelta-vigtigere-end-tour.html
 
Apr 10, 2011
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I would love if Schleck didnt do Tour and did spectacular battle with Conta at Vuelta. It's never going to happen.

But I guess I can just dream... :p
 
Mar 13, 2009
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Gloin22 said:
I would love if Schleck didnt do Tour and did spectacular battle with Conta at Vuelta. It's never going to happen.

But I guess I can just dream... :p
A couple of years of that in a row would do wonders for the prestige of la vuelta

So now Contador has a team for the next 3 years, who do they buy for support and points to keep the WT license?
 
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karlboss said:
Will the current crop of saxo riders be enough support for la vuelta win?
Contador doesn't really need help, only on the flats protecting him from wind and crashes. I assume Navaro and Hernandez are skipping the Tour to ride the Vuelta with AC so they should be good help in the mountains for him anyways.
 
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LaFlorecita said:
Riis has said that he will save the best riders for the vuelta team. I think it will probably include N. Sørensen, Tosatto, Paulinho, Navarro, Hernandez and Mørkøv.
Just had a a flick through the whole team, I wonder what Riis's budget is for new riders.
 
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Yeah saxobank should really buy better riders.
Or maybe they don't have any more money because all of it is spent on contador.
 
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dlwssonic, it's almost a known fact that Contador's paycheck was given by Specialized so to correct your post, Saxo just doesnt have enough money from their sponsors.
 
karlboss said:
Can't see it, how do danish and italians interests reconcile?
Simply because there won't be italian interest anymore when Liquigas says "farewell".
Ok there are tons of minor sponsors (and quite big ones like Ristora), but you know...

If I had to bet, I'd still say Geox will take over from Liquigas, and it will remain a completely italian team (sort of considering the Cannondale deal), while Saxo will just remain itself.
 

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