... recent prologue win to me? Because I am baffled.
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Darren said:Also it just doesn't seem right that at 25/26 yrs of age he has won 3 grand tours other recent winners have been in their late 20's or early 30's.
Darren said:I have concerns with Alberto Contador & doping. Not much seems to be said these days about the brain surgery he had in 2004 for either a cerebral cavernoma (genetic vascular problem) or blood clot in the brain caused by a crash or another different reason that you can find if you read articles about him. I am very happy for him that he has come through such a life threatening illness. It's just that with him having brain surgery in 2004 & then being linked with Dr Fuentes & Operación Puerto a year or two later I can't help thinking that his cerebral problem was caused by EPO or something similar & us the fans have been told it was something else. Also it just doesn't seem right that at 25/26 yrs of age he has won 3 grand tours other recent winners have been in their late 20's or early 30's. He is obviously a brilliant cyclist I just think where there is smoke there's fire & he has gained performance from being involved in doping in his early 20's & that has helped him win 3 GT's by such an early age. If I am correct, I realise he isn't the first pro cyclist to win a GT with the help of performance enhancing drugs it just surprises me that Lance still cops all the doping q's & not much seems to be discussed about this aspect of Alberto's career.
BroDeal said:Now with regard to what team he has races for and their involvement with doping then your point is dead on. There is a big black cloud of smoke that will always hang above Contador as long as people remember he raced for Saiz/Liberty Seguros (and Bruyneel/Astana).
Nick777 said:... recent prologue win to me? Because I am baffled.
Dekker_Tifosi said:Contador was always a specialist in short time trials. It might have been forgotten a little when he started climbing extroardinary well.
But his first win as a professional? Short time trial
First big win a professional? Again a short time trial
Has he done anything like this before? Yes, like beating Cadel Evans and Thomas Dekker in a short time trial in Basque last year.
He was always good at this, and now he simply became a step better, not that strange, considering he is only 26, and thus still improving. I think people are misled by the media, who reported some years ago that Contador is not a strong time triallist, which was simply wrong.