Michele said:Alberto rode a nice race today; he had Majika with Ulissi up front, and as soon as Contador jumped to the trio inside the last 500/700 meters, Ulissi started his sprint as he saw the spaniard arriving.
By the way, he was on skinsuit today.
EnacheV said:you are wrong
if Horner can win a GT at 42 everything is possible.
depends on his motivation, like in Wiggins case. After you are rich and successful it becomes a motivation thing.
LaFlorecita said:No it doesn't, Contador ain't Wiggins. You can't just apply Wiggins logic to another cyclist. Besides, you don't know anything about Contador so I have no idea how you can even try to draw a conclusion.
It is clear Contador will most likely never be the same again. Drawing Horner into the discussion doesn't matter one bit.
LaFlorecita said:I don't understand this. Yes he got beaten by Ulissi. He also got beaten by Majka, Moreno and Pozzovivo. He beat Valverde. I don't see the point. 5th is okay. Even when he was still good he didn't win everything. I don't see how it's "sad". Sad would be if he finished in the gruppetto.
Rollthedice said:I think he still has one more GT in him. Maybe next year's Giro would be a good idea, teach that little Richie a lesson, Nibs will not be there and neither Nairito so it might be doable.
webvan said:Roche seems to think he has a chance of winning the Vuelta ?! That guy is such a joke! He should be happy to be allowed to (try to) help real GT contenders like Bertie...
webvan said:Roche seems to think he has a chance of winning the Vuelta ?! He should be happy to be allowed to (try to) help real GT contenders like Bertie ;-)
gooner said:Where did he say this?
I read this one that came out today. Are you referring to this interview? He said nothing like that in this one and spoke highly of Saxo and Riis.
LaFlorecita said:@ammattipyoraily: Milano-Torino, Basilica di Superga (last 4.10 km)
2012 | Alberto Contador: 11 min 52 sec
2013 | Diego Ulissi: 12 min 30 sec
@ammattipyoraily: #MilanoTorino 2012, Basilica di Superga (last 4.10 km, 8.90 %, 365 m). Alberto Contador: 11:52, 20.73 Kph, VAM 1846 m/h, 6.39 W/kg [DrF]
@ammattipyoraily: #MilanoTorino 2013, Basilica di Superga (last 4.10 km, 8.90 %, 365 m). Diego Ulissi: 12:30, 19.68 Kph, VAM 1752 m/h, 6.06 W/kg [DrF].
It seems that Contador is a lot slower this year even compared to last year when he wasn't great either. See also the Arrate climb (?) in this year's Vuelta al Pais Vasco and last year's Vuelta a España. Puts things into perspective.