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Do u agree about coments of lance on twiter that contador still has to learn

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Mar 11, 2009
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Lance is more preocupide with losing some weight in time of the Giro than to worry about Conti... grow up and get a life... do you really think the world is that bad??? Everywhere I look a see people troubled by paranoya and conspiracy theories:eek:
Lay back and enyoj the ride;)
 
Mar 16, 2009
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Snake8 said:
Do any of you think that AC is sitting there worrying about what LA twitters? No offense meant but you all sound like a bunch of 15 yr old girls gabbing about who said what. If you put ALL of the comments (LA, AC, DS, JB) in the proper context of a bike race, there is really nothing controversial. Go back and look at some of JB's other comments, he has very dry analytical mind and doesnt pull punches, nor does LA. Like him or not, there doesnt seem to be a lot here that isnt just saying it like it is.

Im sure these happend make him stronger, because he is a Pro, and is involved deeply in the competition; but that statement are taken by the cycling fans as agresion and a oportunity to move into the team as a leader, AC, know he is better and can win anyone if he has the well suport of his team, but if in TDF 09, Lance and others work from him will be very dificult yo win, because Ac is going to be very follow by the big dogs and he can win isolate everybody during a 3 week GT
 
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lookkg386 puts it well. Yes, AC has responsibility, but where was his team car and DS? Why wasn't he guiding him and making sure he stayed hydrated and fed? The car should have been right there with its leader.
 
Mar 12, 2009
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Contador

I don’t think that Lance was even talking about the fact that Contador bonked. I think that what he was referring to was the tactical decision to go with Colom (at the time, 2:35 down on GC) on the Col de Bourigaille instead of sitting on Luis León Sánchez (at the time, only 1:13 back on GC and a much bigger threat) and biding his time. It was a good bet that Caisse d'Epargne would not be prepared to jeopardize its podium position and would have pursued Colom at some point anyway. When you are isolated, sometimes you have to use your opponents own goals against them.

It is still entirely possible that, upon waiting, Colom would have soloed away for the win, or that Contador would have bonked on the final climb, but it is also more likely that he would have lost less time and may have saved his GC chances.

It sure is a lot harder to sit and do nothing when a GC contender leaps away than it is to jump on the wheel, but it is the voice of experience that tells you that. It is often said that to win, you need to be prepared to lose. Perhaps that was the lesson Lance was talking about.
 
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geoffcal said:
I don’t think that Lance was even talking about the fact that Contador bonked. I think that what he was referring to was the tactical decision to go with Colom (at the time, 2:35 down on GC) on the Col de Bourigaille instead of sitting on Luis León Sánchez (at the time, only 1:13 back on GC and a much bigger threat) and biding his time. It was a good bet that Caisse d'Epargne would not be prepared to jeopardize its podium position and would have pursued Colom at some point anyway. When you are isolated, sometimes you have to use your opponents own goals against them.

It is still entirely possible that, upon waiting, Colom would have soloed away for the win, or that Contador would have bonked on the final climb, but it is also more likely that he would have lost less time and may have saved his GC chances.

It sure is a lot harder to sit and do nothing when a GC contender leaps away than it is to jump on the wheel, but it is the voice of experience that tells you that. It is often said that to win, you need to be prepared to lose. Perhaps that was the lesson Lance was talking about.

Nice reasonable comment. the experience of 7 tour winner is tottal i think. But why he was isolate since last 50km?? he hasnt any suport , maybe that is the circunstance that he couldnt feed and drink well. and mayby he was the only to respond attacks, I think is more problem of a Tactical team than AC mistake, by the way the Astana team who was in P-N is not the tough team; i guess in TDF AC wiil have support of the team i last kms even LA support
 
Mar 11, 2009
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"EL PISTOLERO" said:
SOURCE:http://twitter.com/lancearmstrong (14/03/09)
LANCE: "Unfortunate day for Alberto. Amazing talent but still a lot to learn."
LANCE: "Alberto "bonked". Not that uncommon in endurance sports. It's miserable. He'll be back fightin' tomorrow"


WHAT U SAY PEOPLE; IM NOT AGREE:confused:
The truth is that LA has learned the same lessons that AC is busy learning. LA knows how to win, and that's what he loves to do. Winning is number 1 for him. I think his comments were made from that basis.
AC also likes to win, but I don't think it's as important to him. He loves to race, and that is a big difference.

Personally I think it was not bad that he lost the lead. If nothing else, by showing his panache he won the hearts of the French fans, and in the world of cycling that is big.
I think a big part of why people have issues with Astana is because they have a clinical approach to stages race - and winning them. AC brings back a bit of the life, and makes it more exciting and real.
FYI: I am a LA fan, but an AC too, and I love the work of JB. I love to see my team win - I'm sure we all do.
 
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"EL PISTOLERO" said:
Nice reasonable comment. the experience of 7 tour winner is tottal i think. But why he was isolate since last 50km?? he hasnt any suport , maybe that is the circunstance that he couldnt feed and drink well. and mayby he was the only to respond attacks, I think is more problem of a Tactical team than AC mistake, by the way the Astana team who was in P-N is not the tough team; i guess in TDF AC wiil have support of the team i last kms even LA support
I think you have something there.
Though, I must add that AC likes to create a specticle and he is still young. Sure his team was not the strongest, but in that case widom counts for more than passion and power. An older racer knows his body has limits and so races wisely. A younger rider feels more invincible and so races more irratically.
I agree with geoffcal. I think LA was probably looking at more than the moment.
 
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"EL PISTOLERO" said:
SOURCE:http://twitter.com/lancearmstrong (14/03/09)
LANCE: "Unfortunate day for Alberto. Amazing talent but still a lot to learn."
LANCE: "Alberto "bonked". Not that uncommon in endurance sports. It's miserable. He'll be back fightin' tomorrow"


WHAT U SAY PEOPLE; IM NOT AGREE:confused:

4 months on, and nothings changed.. ;)