- Jun 25, 2013
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.
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.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 love this analysis.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!
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.LaFlorecita said:Contador used to be a prologue specialist though. so it's not entirely unrealistic. I expected them to be about even.