Teams & Riders Alberto Contador Discussion Thread

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If Nibali couldn't do it, that being the giro/vuelta double (and we know how well he rode last year) - no chance Contador can do the TdF/Vuelta double especially with the narrower timeframe between the two races.
 
LaFlorecita said:
It would be a huge mental blow for Froome if Contador would beat him uphill I think. And it would give Alberto a lot of confidence.
I agree with this also. It's important that Contador doesn't get blown away by an explosive Froome attack like he did in this race last year. He needs to be competitive for his mental confidence going into July.

Looking forward to the Dauphne. Should be quite interesting. Especially the final two stages.
 
Just a reminder of the sort of pattern Contador is following this year.
Here is what he has done:
Algarve 2nd Overall
Tirreno 1st " "
Catalunya 2 " "
Pais Vasco 1 " "

The pattern is pretty simple. He will place 2nd overall at the CD and he will win the TdF!
 
Nov 26, 2012
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Jspear said:
Just a reminder of the sort of pattern Contador is following this year.
Here is what he has done:
Algarve 2nd Overall
Tirreno 1st " "
Catalunya 2 " "
Pais Vasco 1 " "

The pattern is pretty simple. He will place 2nd overall at the CD and he will win the TdF!
I love this analysis.:):):)
i can live with a 2nd in Daphine if he wins TdF.


btw, his bib no is 21. thts a good sign.
 
Nov 26, 2012
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AC just 8 sec down.


this is going to be a really interesting race.


i almost thought for a sec that the forum froze. close call:rolleyes:
 
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I think he does a good ITT. Second and only 8s. Froome is too superior and berto can only limit losses and today he.does it well for me.

now , we look forward last km of tomorrow MTF :)
 
Jul 19, 2010
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Contador did a good ITT, considered how bad his ITT in recent years. He lost (is that 12 seconds? too lazy to search) last year hilly TDF, now in Dauphene he lost 8 secs (not TDF yet). That means he can improve. So not bad in my opinion. I don't believe Contador's ITT can change over night either. (ah please don't bring the previous years because it's a moot point for argument). To expect contador to win ITT over Froome, it's just unrealistic. The mountain would be interesting. At least, he did what he said so far, he'll give Froome the run for his money.
 
Jan 10, 2012
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LaFlorecita said:
Contador used to be a prologue specialist though. :) so it's not entirely unrealistic. I expected them to be about even.
And he still seems to be. Froome's just stronger. But it's not problematic per se. It's less than a second per kilometer, which makes everything possible, and also Froome's condition might be a tat better than Contador's. Froome built his form pretty much directly after on his win in Romandie, whereas Contador came to Tenerife from a little break after his win Basque Country - weeks earlier. Contador should be happy with the result.
 
Jan 3, 2011
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Really great performance to only lose 8 secs in 10 km to Froome. Had expected about 20 secs. I know you cant compare a 10 km TT to a 50 km TT, but if he manage to limit his time loss/km to what he did today he will only lose about 40 secs in the Tour. I know the length will make it different but its profile of the TT in the Tour, on the other hand, is better for AC.

I think he is thrilled with todays' performance.
 

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