Teams & Riders Alberto Contador Discussion Thread

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Mick Rogers:
"Alberto is a rider who runs off a lot of emotion - he uses a lot of emotion in the race. Whereas Chris is very calculated and Bradley was very calculated last year. They know their limits," he said.

In other words my kind of rider, one who competes with emotion, passion and panache!!!! Limits are made to be exceeded and if you never try to stretch them you never will :)
 
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this is not a good start for contador. First day crashed... Corsica should be banned from being the tour route. what kind of finish is that? 100 people in narrow road. All sprinters wiped out. Hesjedal crashed too. I know it's the tour, but is this the entertainment??
 
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After seeing the crash it could have been way worse. He doesn't look that hurt but i don't expect him to do **** on stage 3 now ;)
 
Aug 16, 2011
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It's all over for Contador yet, not even close. He shouldn't lose any time, only worry is if he is injured (lets wait and see on that).
 
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i rewatched the crash, i found Contador. He didn't crash hard. He crashed on some riders but it didn't seem bad at all. It's hard to say of course but at first sight it didn't look that bad.
 
Miburo said:
After seeing the crash it could have been way worse. He doesn't look that hurt but i don't expect him to do **** on stage 3 now ;)
Ill never forget how Robert Gesink looked ok after his crash in 2011 and even was saying he felt really good a couple days later. It turned out however the crash ruined his TDF and his season.
 
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LaFlorecita said:
Mauduit (DS Saxo-Tinkoff) : "Not big injuries for Contador. He's fine right now. We'll see after the night how he's feeling"
Stay positive fleur ;)

It's a positive sign but we can only really know in the race, if contador would attack on stage 3 we can be sure that he's ok then :p
 
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LaFlorecita said:
Mauduit (DS Saxo-Tinkoff) : "Not big injuries for Contador. He's fine right now. We'll see after the night how he's feeling"
That's a relief, will likely be sore but has time to recover before the big GC stages.
 
What a pity!

He has already his excuse if he fail: I put everything for the TdF, but I crash the first day.

It was the same last year for Valverde and Mollema, and it was quite a problem, so, it could happen with him.

Hope to see him in the Vuelta if he is not ok.
 
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Taxus4a said:
What a pity!

He has already his excuse if he fail: I put everything for the TdF, but I crash the first day.

It was the same last year for Valverde and Mollema, and it was quite a problem, so, it could happen with him.

Hope to see him in the Vuelta if he is not ok.
Seriously? Your already saying Contador is going to use this as an excuse should he not do well. :rolleyes:

Lets just wait and see, Like Hitch pointed out it wouldn't be a surprise if it turns out that the crash does affect him despite things looking okay for now.
 
Afrank said:
Seriously? Your already saying Contador is going to use this as an excuse should he not do well. :rolleyes:

Lets just wait and see, Like Hitch pointed out it wouldn't be a surprise if it turns out that the crash does affect him despite things looking okay for now.
Just hoping it really isn't to serious and he can be a contender :(

What a muck up of a way to start le Tour.....:(
 
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Mikkel Condé v2.0 ‏@mrconde 6m
Contador says he doesn't think anything is broken. He did however hurt his left shoulder and right knee. #tdf

doesn't sound super optimistic
 

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