Teams & Riders Alberto Contador Discussion Thread

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Gentel(wo)men...and TANK91,

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rhubroma said:
The dilemma is that Contador will need to put time into Froome in the mountains, not just not get dropped.

Saturday he needs to try to win the stage me thinks and put in a good attack. At a certain point he can't just let the Briton lay down the law if he wants to beat him.
I agree. In the Tour. At the right time. Not in Dauphine.
 
I like how Contador, Nibali, and the others agreed on letting Froome do all the work in the group. They'll probably need such tactics in order to win the TdF. But it's much easier to effectuate such tactics at Dauphine than at TdF! I'm sure lots of teams will be satisfied with one of the lesser podium spots even if that means helping Froome to another win. So we'll probably see much more of this in July:

 
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el_angliru said:
I like how Contador, Nibali, and the others agreed on letting Froome do all the work in the group. They'll probably need such tactics in order to win the TdF. But it's much easier to effectuate such tactics at Dauphine than at TdF! I'm sure lots of teams will be satisfied with one of the lesser podium spots even if that means helping Froome to another win. So we'll probably see much more of this in July:

Oh I remember that. God, I hate when they fight for anything but the win.
 
LaFlorecita said:
I call BS on that one. He clearly tried to come past Froome before the finish but couldn't.
If he thought that there were more escapees ahead as they approached the finish he would have seen the clock that would've shown him that there was no time gap indicated.
 
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sittingbison said:
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thank you bison for giving the warning.
 
The Hitch said:
Yep. I've said before, contador does come up with dumb lies, sometimes.
Only it wasn't Contador who said he didn't try, but someone made that up here on the forum. Contador just admitted he didn't (yet) have what it takes to take yesterday's stage. So no stupid lied there.
 
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Vino attacks everyone said:
it was a bit edgy, but Kreuziger was clearly not at his TA level, and didn't really do to much for AC in Basque this year.
I agree, he wasn't at his TA level but what I saw was Kreuziger doing good job for Alberto as he was only one to stay with him in hills except maybe for Sutherland, rest of the team nowhere to be seen. I was asking about some crision mentioned by Nilsson with regards to Paulinho, you know Netserk's answer - not helpful at all :)
To say he was crap is just trolling. Or is this know expression for doing ok? :)
 
Kokoso said:
I agree, he wasn't at his TA level but what I saw was Kreuziger doing good job for Alberto as he was only one to stay with him in hills except maybe for Sutherland, rest of the team nowhere to be seen. I was asking about some crision mentioned by Nilsson with regards to Paulinho, you know Netserk's answer - not helpful at all :)
To say he was crap is just trolling. Or is this know expression for doing ok? :)
Crap compared to what he is capable of I guess ;)
 
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Red Rick said:
If there's another 500m, Froome starts his sprint 500m later:rolleyes:
is a case that was the last km (harder) to make the selection? Indeed, the last 500m 8.5%?

it is one thing to respond to an attack on a section of 6/6.5% , another is to respond on 8.5%:rolleyes:

However, I think that Alberto will improve from today to Saturday and do a good performance in Emosson :)
 
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yesterday AC finished behind froome, today froome finished behind AC.

so AC is going to win stage 7 ;)
 
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Playing mind games or not, Fact: Contador did say he was on his limit. Period. I think we should stop over analyzing what happen on stage 2. Froome is clearly stronger than Contador, but Contador so far are able to match him. Yes, even though Froome won. By how many seconds? 0. He got his time from bonus. (no bonus at TDF). So move on to the next stage. Gap? Does contador want to test Froome's downhill skill? if not. Move on. Stage 7. We'll see if they actually equally match with each other. Like I said, Froome will win Dauphene, but it would be nice if Contador can win at least one mountain stage, which means he has to finish ahead of Froome even if the winning time difference is 0.

Other than that I would get ready with my popcorn, stop over analyzing, and enjoy june fireworks :D
 
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Jelantik said:
Playing mind games or not, Fact: Contador did say he was on his limit. Period. I think we should stop over analyzing what happen on stage 2. Froome is clearly stronger than Contador, but Contador so far are able to match him. Yes, even though Froome won. By how many seconds? 0. He got his time from bonus. (no bonus at TDF). So move on to the next stage. Gap? Does contador want to test Froome's downhill skill? if not. Move on. Stage 7. We'll see if they actually equally match with each other. Like I said, Froome will win Dauphene, but it would be nice if Contador can win at least one mountain stage, which means he has to finish ahead of Froome even if the winning time difference is 0.

Other than that I would get ready with my popcorn, stop over analyzing, and enjoy june fireworks :D
And you actually believe him,so naive:p Im not saying its not true, but we cant take his words seriously,its Alberto:D
 
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can we come to stage 4, please.



i personally think AC will attack in the final climb and descent like a rocket. probably he will send someone up in the early break, but not sure abt it.

Froome is expected to set a very high tempo to shed as many riders (in other teams) as possible and descent behind porte or thomas to the finish.

Nibali will attack. i dont know from where.

Kelderman will follow the main group and attack later.


Anyother possible tactics for the top-4?
 
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ILovecycling said:
And you actually believe him,so naive:p Im not saying its not true,but we cant take his words seriously,its Alberto:D
Weeeeellll..I have too. For now at least :D. He did say similar thing on TA (not totally the same). I remembered in his interview he kept saying that he was worry about Kwiat and later we saw that he blew kwiat out on Lanciano. This time around, the way he says to the press is a little different than last year. He seemed to be down playing a lot more. So maybe, your suspicions probably have a merit. But as I said, I don't want to over analyze what he said or not said since I'm not the one who has a heart rate of 203...

So for now, I will take his word. :D
 
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murali said:
can we come to stage 4, please.



i personally think AC will attack in the final climb and descent like a rocket. probably he will send someone up in the early break, but not sure abt it.

Froome is expected to set a very high tempo to shed as many riders (in other teams) as possible and descent behind porte or thomas to the finish.

Nibali will attack. i dont know from where.

Kelderman will follow the main group and attack later.


Anyother possible tactics for the top-4?
If Contador attacks it's probably to test his leg. The climb isn't steep enough in my understanding. So I don't think he will be the first one to attack. Out of the 4, I think the first attack will come from Nibali. He needs to show something for himself. Some reassurance that he got the tactical savvy even if his form isn't there. If that happens, Contador will follow or let Froome closes and he follows. And so does Van Der Broeck. If the attack successfully split the group, Kelderman and Van der Broeck might want to keep the pace high all the way down since they are chasing for position.
 
murali said:
can we come to stage 4, please.



i personally think AC will attack in the final climb and descent like a rocket. probably he will send someone up in the early break, but not sure abt it.

Froome is expected to set a very high tempo to shed as many riders (in other teams) as possible and descent behind porte or thomas to the finish.

Nibali will attack. i dont know from where.

Kelderman will follow the main group and attack later.


Anyother possible tactics for the top-4?
Personally I think that AC, Froomie, Nibali, Talansky, Kelderman, and company will all come in on the same time. I'd give a stage like this to a breakaway. I know Froome has said he expects some action, but the profile doesn't look hard enough to make any serious attacks. Still I'd be happy if I was wrong and someone like Nibali tried to get away on the decent. Even then I think Contador will just follow Froome.
 

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