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Alberto Contador Thread

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Darrylc said:
As am now an EX fan of Armstrong, could there be a Sticky Contador Thread. If Lance has one, Alberto deserves one too.

no

there aren't being 10,000 AC threads made each day.
we only gave LA one in hope all the rubbish LA threads would stop.
 
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Belokki said:
EX fan?

You're just a fad-fan...

I think that for someone who has been watching the tour since the late 80's can hardly be called fad fan.

Love the fact that have only just joined today yet you already know me. What a talent you have.:rolleyes:
 
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Darrylc said:
I think that for someone who has been watching the tour since the late 80's can hardly be called fad fan.

Love the fact that have only just joined today yet you already know me. What a talent you have.:rolleyes:

I don't want to pick a fight with you, but your post together with the avatar probably gave the impression. Contador's signature gesture is widely considered a tad tacky.
 
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I like Contador and I thnk he's far more talented (naturally) than Lance is.

I would like to stop Lance in a diff way than Contador... ;)

Contador really needs to take advantage in the mountains to DUMP lance, because Lancer has a higher total power output than him for the flat TT.
 
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BigBoat said:
Contador really needs to take advantage in the mountains to DUMP lance, because Lancer has a higher total power output than him for the flat TT.

Even so, I don't believe Armstrong will beat Contador in the final ITT, given the progress he made on that discipline, culminating being the national champion on his country. Time will tell.
 
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Even so, I don't believe Armstrong will beat Contador in the final ITT, given the progress he made on that discipline, culminating being the national champion on his country. Time will tell.

I hope you are right. I really hope you are right.
 
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Hi Thought,
Me too. Bet a beer on that:)

I don't drink anymore, but if I did I'd buy you one if you turn out to be correct.
 
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Thoughtforfood said:
I don't drink anymore, but if I did I'd buy you one if you turn out to be correct.

He he...Thanks, Thought...I'm sure I will make a toast at the end of this Tour...So many things to celebrate...:rolleyes:
 
I was checking the next week's stages, and there are two critical ones to look forward - 13 & 15- where Contador will do some serious damage-and most importantly is that he'll be set to attack doe to the Schleck brothers aiming the same stages to get back some time on him & LA......
 
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I wish Contador had switched to another team, that would make this Tour alot more interesting. But would he be as good with out the help of JB? I think at the moment he is the best on the bike, but not as good with the off bike politics. His desicion to help Valverde win the Dauphine was his best move yet. It might come in handy when at the end of the Tour he has no friends on Astana.
 
hfer07 said:
I was checking the next week stages, and there are two critical stages to look forward - 13 & 15- where Contador will do some serious damage-and most importantly is that he'll be set to attack doe to the Schleck brothers aiming the same stages to get back some time on him & LA......

Stage 13 is done without race radios too. Should be a very interesting day.
 
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Stage 13 is done without race radios too. Should be a very interesting day.

It would be more interesting if it looked like this:
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Instead of this:
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Publicus said:
Stage 13 is done without race radios too. Should be a very interesting day.


If that ban goes ahead. I am sure that AC will do much better without JB shouting into his earpiece asking him to wait for Armwrong.
 
Hotbrakes said:
I wish Contador had switched to another team, that would make this Tour alot more interesting. But would he be as good with out the help of JB? I think at the moment he is the best on the bike, but not as good with the off bike politics. His desicion to help Valverde win the Dauphine was his best move yet. It might come in handy when at the end of the Tour he has no friends on Astana.

He won the Giro and the Vuelta w/out Brunyeel, and I think if Brunyeel were absent from this Tour he'd probably be the undisputed leader and would have no need for off-bike politics.

As for no friends at Astana: the problems at the team aren't being caused by the captain, but rather by the usurper.

But yeah, they should ALL be riding for different teams. Not only would it pit these great talents against each other, but it would have lessened the dominance in the TTT and made all the GC contenders that much closer in time.
 
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Publicus said:
Google translation is terrible, but if I read it correctly, this is just more proof that this kid has his head screwed on straight and his eyes wide open.

...a straight shooter, shoots from the hip, feet on the ground, a steady hand, level-headed, finger on the pulse...