"This was planned in the team's strategy today,” said Vinokourov after the stage. “I had to get myself into a group of escapees to encourage the other teams in the bunch to work.
" didn’t know that Alberto was coming,” he said. “When you get near to the finish line, with the noise of the crowd you can hear nothing, if I had known, I would have slowed down a bit in the climb and I could have helped on the flat”
red_flanders said:This article makes Bruyneel look like an idiot. Are they really still hanging on to the Arcalis thing from last year? The brilliant strategy that with the best climber in the world on your team, you ride tempo on one of the 3 mountain top finishes of the race? That you wouldn't attack? For what reason? Why would a team with the best climber in the world have "orders" not to attack? Seriously, who swallows this drivel?
Of course Contador broke with "team" (Armstrong) orders. The "orders" were as laughable as it gets. Sure, let me ride tempo with the old man so he can stay in the race as long as possible and try and grab yellow. Give me a ****ing break.
Velo nation lets Vino make Bruyneel look like the fool that he is on this topic. I like JB better when he was trying to play both Armstrong and Contador.
Freaking hilarious. Yeah, Vino's mad. Did you see the long hug today, and Vino reaching for the "pound" after the hug.
These guys know what being teammates means. There's no Armstrong in the world "Team".
David Suro said:JB deserves a lot of respect for what he has accomploshed both as a rider and as a DS.
But, he should also know that for a DS to comment on what is going in with the internal workings of another team is poor form.
I imagine the stresses of an underperforming team, Lance's folding as a contender, and the impending legal battles with Novitsky have JB a little edgy right now.
When in doubt, it is best to say nothing.
M Sport said:We could have a poll on how many hours it takes for him to block you lol