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Cadel Rumour

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May 26, 2009
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auscyclefan94 said:
Yes way. Look if Cadel had some help chasing down Sastre he would of not lost 2:10 at Alpe d huez and effectively would of won the tour that year. Also with his bad crash on hte descent on the peyresuode which he was badly bruised all on one side.

In 2007 Alberto Contador and Levi leipheimer and Yaroslav Popovich were able to work as a three pronged attack against Cadel and so Alberto could launch attacks against Cadel and if he got brought AC back then Levi could attack or be there for Contador to give him a break. Multiple attacks from Contador was always going to be hard to get back if you have no help to work in numbers and chase.

Well actually he would've needed a very good team-mate to do chase on Al d'Huez and even that wouldn't have probably helped him much. On a hill like that you don't really benefit from the draft - at least not 58 secs he would've needed on Sastre. So no matter who Evans would've had on Alpe d'Huez he wouldn't have been able to chase down Sastre without dropping Cadel. The crash: how do teammates help you not to crash? They can help you get back to the pack and protect you in a pack but they can't really make you 100% "crash-proof".

In 2007 if I recall correctly it was mainly the attacks of Rasmussen and Contador that dropped Evans, not Leipheimer's attacks. Evans, and no one else for the matter, simply couldn't follow the accelerations of the two.
 
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Well, I certainly hope that Evans didn't sign with Radioshack, for his sake! Too bad for Cadel if it is true...to go from GC contender to domestique for Mr. LA...because Mr. LA isn't going to work for anyone. Case in point is how VandeVelde responded to the question of Wiggins being ahead of him in the GC and if he would now work for Wiggins...he without hesitation said absolutely yes, he'd be happy too! Mr. LA...well, he took it all the way to the third week to admit to not being the team GC leader. What an ego!

from a GC contender to a domestic..? I think you may have missed this years VIA
 
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auscyclefan94 said:
It's not happening, why would you listen to australian radio especially when none of the radio channels even cover thetour that much. I know for a fact that evans is staying at Lotto next year because both Cadel and Mark Coucke have said he will be a co-leader with van den Broeck. It is a bad descision on Cadel's behalf, especially if he wants to win the tour next year. Silence lotto are an un-organised unit who can't even win any classics which they are suppose to specialise in and then have crap team trying to help Cadel win the tour. Cadel will look back on his tour and say that he could of won 2 tour de frances if he had a proper team support to limit the loses more and keep him out of the win.

I think your being a bit harsh here. While no-one (including the original poster of the the topic btw) thinks that the Aussie media is trustworthy, you can't really suggest that this couldn't happen, especially since the new Lance team is a new development since those comments were made. And as you have pointed out indirectly, we really have no reason to trust Slience since they haven't given him enough support over the years.
 
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auscyclefan94 said:
It is a bad descision on Cadel's behalf, especially if he wants to win the tour next year. Silence lotto are an un-organised unit who can't even win any classics which they are suppose to specialise in and then have crap team trying to help Cadel win the tour.

It's not a decision at all. If he wants to leave he has to break his contract unilaterally and pay Lotto a million dollars. That's just not an option.

He signed a contract, so he has to stick to it.
 
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the truth. said:
it looks to be true AND SO SAD

check out who cadel follows on twitter
the only pros are lance, levi, chris horner and big JB.

He is also following the robbie mcewen and simon gerrans...as well as that, he follows cycling news...
 
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To Lance or Not to Lance

Lance has probably one more shot to win, 2010; after that, Cadel would have his one (or two) tries. By then, Mini Phinney will have grown sufficiently in mind and stature to assume the dominant position. I don't know when Cadel's current contract expires, but he needs to expedite the process of contract termination. Why Silence Lotto would want to keep him, when they so obviously aren't going to support him fully, is beyond my comprehension. Therefore, SL could probably be enticed (moneymoneymoney monn-nee) to allow Cadel to depart. That Cadel should leave SL is in my mind without question; that Cadel should align himself with His American Majesty, the Great Lance Armstrong is something he had better consider long and hard.
 
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the truth. said:
it looks to be true AND SO SAD

check out who cadel follows on twitter
the only pros are lance, levi, chris horner and big JB.
Not the truth.
At the moment Silence - Lotto have no intention in breaking his contract or letting him break the contract.
 
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auscyclefan94 said:
It's not happening, why would you listen to australian radio especially when none of the radio channels even cover thetour that much. I know for a fact that evans is staying at Lotto next year because both Cadel and Mark Coucke have said he will be a co-leader with van den Broeck. It is a bad descision on Cadel's behalf, especially if he wants to win the tour next year. Silence lotto are an un-organised unit who can't even win any classics which they are suppose to specialise in and then have crap team trying to help Cadel win the tour. Cadel will look back on his tour and say that he could of won 2 tour de frances if he had a proper team support to limit the loses more and keep him out of the win.

Thats why i titled the Thread Cadel Rumor, i also stated it was unconfirmed and i had no faith in the Australian media, i would personally love him to Join Columbia or Garmin but neither seems realistic in my opinion.Sky seems like a good option to me.

In regarding Cadels and Mark Coucke's comments , i also remember Lance saying when he first announced his comeback he was only returning to promote cancer awareness and that he was going to be a helper and Contador was team leader, we all know what happened there dont we.

I have no idea in the feintest what Cadel and Silence are going to do but the more i think about it , the timing of Cadel saying he has an announcement and Team Radio shack being announced i think there is a good chance they are in talks , i guess we will just have to wait and see.
 
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RdBiker said:
Well actually he would've needed a very good team-mate to do chase on Al d'Huez and even that wouldn't have probably helped him much. On a hill like that you don't really benefit from the draft - at least not 58 secs he would've needed on Sastre. So no matter who Evans would've had on Alpe d'Huez he wouldn't have been able to chase down Sastre without dropping Cadel. The crash: how do teammates help you not to crash? They can help you get back to the pack and protect you in a pack but they can't really make you 100% "crash-proof".

In 2007 if I recall correctly it was mainly the attacks of Rasmussen and Contador that dropped Evans, not Leipheimer's attacks. Evans, and no one else for the matter, simply couldn't follow the accelerations of the two.

Contador was able to be even more ambitious as he has team mates who could support him if he bonked or got brought back. Leipheimer actually did attack. He attacked on the stage up the Aubisque. Same sastre, he could work in numbers against evans with the schleck bros. Team mates don't keep you cradh proof but the crash really sapped evans' strength to win the tour. He should of anialated Sastre in that time trial.
 
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issoisso said:
It's not a decision at all. If he wants to leave he has to break his contract unilaterally and pay Lotto a million dollars. That's just not an option.

He signed a contract, so he has to stick to it.

If he really wants to win the tour that bad he would break the contract. That's the bottom line.
 
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Buninyong Bunny said:
I think your being a bit harsh here. While no-one (including the original poster of the the topic btw) thinks that the Aussie media is trustworthy, you can't really suggest that this couldn't happen, especially since the new Lance team is a new development since those comments were made. And as you have pointed out indirectly, we really have no reason to trust Slience since they haven't given him enough support over the years.

Cadel has said himself he won't be leaving.