Teams & Riders Alberto Contador Discussion Thread

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But the overall result of the attack was less than impressive gaining him absolutely nothing on Cobo.
If you handle that Froome move so partially, you should take into account how many times Contador put a significant time into overall contenders in GT in his career. It happened only twice at Verbier and Angliru

Naturally, Pena Cabarga was the most impressive mountain duel since Contador and Rasmussen at Peyresourde.
 
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Cimber said:
According to a Danish newspaper it seems 5 guys are fighting for the last 2 spots: Mørkøv, Noval, Paulinho, Tosatto and Benatti.

The 7 who seem to have cashed in their tickets are: Bertie, Jesus, Nicki, Roche, Rogers, Kreuziger, and CAS
Paulinho is 100% on Le Tour lineup at the start, you can count on that.
 
airstream said:
If you handle that Froome move so partially, you should take into account how many times Contador put a significant time into overall contenders in GT in his career. It happened only at Verbier, Angliru, Etna, Grossglockner, Fuente De and all stages in Tour 2007 excluding Rasmussen

Naturally, Pena Cabarga was the most impressive mountain duel since Contador and Rasmussen at Peyresourde.
fixed your post
 
Cimber said:
According to a Danish newspaper it seems 5 guys are fighting for the last 2 spots: Mørkøv, Noval, Paulinho, Tosatto and Benatti.

The 7 who seem to have cashed in their tickets are: Bertie, Jesus, Nicki, Roche, Rogers, Kreuziger, and CAS
For TDF? I hope Tosatto and Paulinho. Bennati and Morkov would be handy for the TTT though.
 

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burning said:
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pennies pver Rujano, nothing over Rujano, pennies over Valverde.

Hm, harping on about 7 GT's however excluding Rasmussen benignantly. Very good.
 

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burning said:
Since when Rujano is a GC rival to him?

And Valverde had no chance to beat him in GC as well
I'm saying not about threat, I'm saying about GC contenders. In both cases Valverde and Rujano were GC contenders. All the more so we discussed solo attack in which apparently the time over Froome is planned to gain.
 
Cimber said:
According to a Danish newspaper it seems 5 guys are fighting for the last 2 spots: Mørkøv, Noval, Paulinho, Tosatto and Benatti.

The 7 who seem to have cashed in their tickets are: Bertie, Jesus, Nicki, Roche, Rogers, Kreuziger, and CAS
I thought Nicki wasn't riding the TdF? I seem to recall a cycling news article to that effect earlier this year.
 
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Cimber said:
Ye meant for the Tour
Bennati thinks he will be at the tour:

@Benna80: x me e'sicuramente stato un inizio di stagione molto difficile e faticoso,queste due settimane di #Giro saranno davvero importanti per..

@Benna80: .iniziare ad allenarmi bene in vista dei miei prox appuntamenti #Svizzera e @letour

If he has been "promised" a spot, I think Mørkøv or Tosatto will earn the last spot
 
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Publicus said:
I thought Nicki wasn't riding the TdF? I seem to recall a cycling news article to that effect earlier this year.
Ye that was the plan. That he would do the Giro instead. But after performing very will in the late spring they changed their minds and pulled him out of the Giro lineup cos they wanted him in the Tour
 
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I'd be disapointed if Mørkøv didn't get a spot, providing he has the form. On form he is hugely talented at getting in the right break... :)

Let's not forget that he is an Olympic Medalist in team pursuit, so obviously a clear contender for Yellow in Paris ;)
 
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LaFlorecita said:
Yea, Hannah is really cool :) her enthusiasm is great

And apparently she makes delicious brownies :D All the riders want are brownies apparently
Maybe that explains why some of the riders keep falling of their bikes lately... :D

I'm more envious of her new instant ice cream machine, but at £2,500 it might be a while before I see one in my camper van... :)
 
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Le Baroudeur said:
I'd be disapointed if Mørkøv didn't get a spot, providing he has the form. On form he is hugely talented at getting in the right break... :)

Let's not forget that he is an Olympic Medalist in team pursuit, so obviously a clear contender for Yellow in Paris ;)
Yep, also hoping Morkov get's a spot, I greatly enjoyed him constantly getting into break after break in the 2012 Tour.
 
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Cimber said:
According to a Danish newspaper it seems 5 guys are fighting for the last 2 spots: Mørkøv, Noval, Paulinho, Tosatto and Benatti.

The 7 who seem to have cashed in their tickets are: Bertie, Jesus, Nicki, Roche, Rogers, Kreuziger, and CAS
Tough choice between tossato, bennati, morkov, paulinho. Noval, not so much. He ate too much Hannah's brownies :D he is a little fatty fat fat :p
 
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Le Baroudeur said:
I'd be disapointed if Mørkøv didn't get a spot, providing he has the form. On form he is hugely talented at getting in the right break... :)

Let's not forget that he is an Olympic Medalist in team pursuit, so obviously a clear contender for Yellow in Paris ;)
There would be no breakaways for him this year. His job would be to keep Bertie safe and sound on flat stages.
 
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Jelantik said:
Tough choice between tossato, bennati, morkov, paulinho. Noval, not so much. He ate too much Hannah's brownies :D he is a little fatty fat fat :p
It is very tough indeed.My pick is surely Morkov and for the last spot probably Paulinho or Tossato.Very tough.:confused:
 
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Vino attacks everyone said:
Think Bennati could do Tosattos job very well, + he is probably a stronger rider overall
Agree,but Im worried that he is fatigued after Giro.Thats why I like that Nicki didnt ride a Giro.
 
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LaFlorecita said:
I think Alberto definitely wants Tosatto on the team. In the 2011 Giro he was amazing. I don't know about Bennati. I guess if he gets a spot on the team it's because of the ttt.
Yea,he is better friend and very good guy,so thats maybe better for the atmosphere in the Tour team
 
I think Alberto wants Paulinho and Tosatto to take the last to spots, but let's be honest, does he really need Paulinho? He already has Hernandez, Kreuziger, Roche, CAS and Rogers as climbers. Only Nicki to protect him on the flat. If he gets caught behind a crash, he needs strong guys to help bring him back. So I guess it would be smart to take two of Bennati, Morkov and Tosatto to the Tour.
 
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I think Alberto is already really angry cos of the weather.From his Twitter

@albertocontador: A 600m de altitud!Estamos a 25 de mayo?????At 600m high!Are we in may 25????? http://t.co/i8VTyf10Tb

Its not good at all for him to train in these conditions. :(
 

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