Teams & Riders Alberto Contador Discussion Thread

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This is my favorite picture of Berty. Hey Berty! You'd better moooooooove over, they've given that jersey to someone that isn't banned for taking drugs!
 
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This is my favorite picture of Berty. Hey Berty! You'd better moooooooove over, they've given that jersey to someone that isn't banned for taking drugs!
Berties head is twice the size of that of a cow.

I think we have the proof we were looking for, for the Contador's head thread in le clinic.
 
Jan 3, 2011
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Forunculo said:
If they can't challenge the UCI points ban and Bjarne don't find the sponsor to enlarge his budget there is a reason for "but we are looking around".
So basically what u are saying is that maybe its really Riis who is hesitant about signing Contador and not the other way around? Interesting
 
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Cimber said:
So basically what u are saying is that maybe its really Riis who is hesitant about signing Contador and not the other way around? Interesting
Yes, because what's the point to sign Contador and be a pro-continental team if you can't hire good riders (with points). Bjarne needs at least to be successful on one and better the two.
 
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Forunculo said:
Yes, because what's the point to sign Contador and be a pro-continental team if you can't hire good riders (with points). Bjarne needs at least to be successful on one and better the two.
I was kinda thinking that with Anfi as co-sponsor (and if Saxo prolongs) the budget would be big enough so secure riders with enough points. But with the increasing amoung of teams with huge budgets, lastly Greenedge, he probably need a lot more money. Top rider salaries have sky-rocketed (pun intended) the last few years.
 
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Forunculo said:
Yes, because what's the point to sign Contador and be a pro-continental team if you can't hire good riders (with points). Bjarne needs at least to be successful on one and better the two.
Umm, because with Contador on the team you're a guaranteed invite to the Grand Tours he is going to ride, plus whatever WT events. Not only it's a guaranteed invite, it's also a likely victory or at least a podium, so that's the point
 
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Fetisoff said:
Umm, because with Contador on the team you're a guaranteed invite to the Grand Tours he is going to ride, plus whatever WT events. Not only it's a guaranteed invite, it's also a likely victory or at least a podium, so that's the point
I wouldnt be so sure that he you would be guaranteed a Tour invite tbh.
 
Red Rick said:
I have to agree with sniper for this one, don't get me wrong:p
But which classification?
Entertainment-social
This dimension comprises attitudes that fans are attracted to a favorite celebrity because of their perceived ability to entertain and become a social focus such as “I love to talk with others who admire my favorite celebrity” and “I like watching and hearing about my favorite celebrity when I am with a large group of people”.

Intense-personal
Intense-personal aspect of celebrity worship reflects intensive and compulsive feelings about the celebrity, akin to the obsessional tendencies of fans often referred to in the literature; for example “I share with my favorite celebrity a special bond that cannot be described in words” and “When something bad happens to my favorite celebrity I feel like it happened to me’”.

Borderline-pathological
This dimension is typified by uncontrollable behaviors and fantasies regarding scenarios involving their celebrities, such as “I have frequent thoughts about my favorite celebrity, even when I don’t want to” and “My favorite celebrity would immediately come to my rescue if I needed any type of help”.
I would go with the second option.
 

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