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Clash of the (spanish) giants - Contador vs Indurain

Given that AC already has already won 4 GT at an age when Big Mig began his tally, i think a comparison can be made.

It´s pretty obvious. Indurain has his benefits with a huge frame, abnormal physique and extraordinary time-trialing and credited climbing despite his weight. I give that to "L´extraterreste".

BUT

Contador is surprisingly good in time-trialing given that he is a "light weight" and with this in memory we all know AC climbing abilities.

The question is then: Would Indurain benefited from his time-trialing enough to hold his own against the likes of AC? Who would come out lucky in the end? And yes, this is for three week races as for example the Tour de France.

IF Contador is as good as i think, and i think highly of Big Mig, i am not sure at all.
 
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Contador's only hope is with an exceptionally steep mountainous course with little flat time trialling. Indurain was a terrific climber in his own right considering his size. Contador would need 3 minutes in the mountains to be sure of holding off the Big Mig on a 50/60k TT. Anything less and he'd get stamped into the ground.
 
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I'll play in fifteen years when Contador's career is settled. But for now, despite the whole Juan Pelota thing, I'll agree that Lance isn't Spanish.
 
red_explosions said:
Contador's only hope is with an exceptionally steep mountainous course with little flat time trialling. Indurain was a terrific climber in his own right considering his size. Contador would need 3 minutes in the mountains to be sure of holding off the Big Mig on a 50/60k TT. Anything less and he'd get stamped into the ground.

Hmmmm I don't think so, Big Mig was indeed a great climber but definitely not in the same league with Berto