He is right. Absolutely.One thing which is clear cut at last is that the season will go ahead without Alberto Contador. Only he knows whether he was innocent or guilty, but the decision has been made and I think it was the right decision for the sport. If the whole affair had been drawn out any more it would have made a mockery of the system.
Right. (Quotes by Wiggins)He won't leave a massive void at the Tour in terms of the racing, because last year he was almost unnoticed until the L'Alpe d'Huez stage where he attacked early on. It was only then that we saw shades of his old self. Other people emerged – Tom Danielson, Tommy Voeckler, Pierre Rolland for example – and it will be the same this year.
I admit, that is funny.SiAp1984 said:C'mon OK, let's assume for a second that those statements would not have been made by Wiggins, but by a virtual rider, let's say Robert van Heelvard, who competed in last year's Tour for a virtual team, let's say, Doodle. The comments would still remain true and clever ;-) Well said, Robert!
So he's saying It's the right thing for Alberto to be suspended and by the way this year we're going to totally dominate the Tour by being doped to the gills under protection?thehog said:"Its the right thing for Alberto to be suspended and by the way this year we're going to smash it like Postal."
Haha yeah typical ridiculous comment from Wiggins, if Contador comes into the TdF fresh without a Giro in his legs, Wiggins would be struggling on every climb like most challengers..ferryman said:He won't leave a massive void at the Tour in terms of the racing.
Aye right Brad. The void between him and AC would have been about half a Klik on La Toussuire alone. What a T*t.
Yes, Brad. One must've had to look all the way back to the Giro for Contador's "old self."He won't leave a massive void at the Tour in terms of the racing, because last year he was almost unnoticed until the L'Alpe d'Huez stage where he attacked early on. It was only then that we saw shades of his old self.
I understand the competitive aspects of this, but really. Just imagine Contador's rear wheel as it goes away into the distance. It would be something like that.As for where his absence leaves me, when I saw he was banned I was a bit disappointed that he wasn't going to be at the Tour, because I want all the best guys to be there so that I can try to beat them. There's an element of 'I'd like to have had a go at him'. As it is, it's one rider less and one team less to think about.
As others have pointed out the latter is a very dumb comment by Wiggins.SiAp1984 said:He is right. Absolutely.
Right. (Quotes by Wiggins)
Smart comments! I hope to read more soon. Seems like Wiggins is a guy who has his head not only to wear a helmet on it.
Because that's not what he's actually saying.The Hitch said:As others have pointed out the latter is a very dumb comment by Wiggins.
To suggests that Contador wouldnt do much in this Tour because he was weak in 2011, is absurd. Please explain how he is right?
Thats what I read as well. The racing can still be exciting without Contador being there and smoking everyone.Mambo95 said:Because that's not what he's actually saying.
He's just saying that the racing will just be just as good without him (noting that it didn't really suffer from his underperformance in 2011) and that the Tour makes the stars, not vice versa.