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Froome Vs. Contador

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Miburo said:
I don't think it's fair for the Contador fans to bash Froome for saying this.

First of all did he really say that? Or did a journalist put the words in his mouth? Never trust an interview like that. I need to hear him say it, otherwise it has not much value for me.

Second of all. What did Contador say? "If i've good legs i fear no one." What's the difference with Froome's statement?

Fair point but i don't think Contador has been dismissive of Froome yet ("i beat him by 10 minutes at the Vuelta so i'm not worried about him" would be the equivalent). I do think, however, it betrays a dismissive attitude toward his principal rival that may come back to haunt him in a couple of weeks time. We'll see if there are any attempts to "clarify" what he really meant.
 
Roderick said:
The guy can't even sit properly on his bike.

And yet he someone manages to win--OFTEN. Hard to not like Froome (based upon interviews I've personally seen of him). And he's a competitor, which I personally always like. I hope Contador is where he needs to be to make it a competitive race. I don't want a coronation of either--I want one of them to earn it.
 
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Publicus said:
And yet he someone manages to win--OFTEN. Hard to not like Froome (based upon interviews I've personally seen of him). And he's a competitor, which I personally always like. I hope Contador is where he needs to be to make it a competitive race. I don't want a coronation of either--I want one of them to earn it.

Would be fun if a whole other rider won to be honest. After all that hype about Froome vs. Contador.
 
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Publicus said:
And yet he someone manages to win--OFTEN. Hard to not like Froome (based upon interviews I've personally seen of him). And he's a competitor, which I personally always like. I hope Contador is where he needs to be to make it a competitive race. I don't want a coronation of either--I want one of them to earn it.

In interviews he is mostly a friendly gentleman, but they are only interviews. The way he tried to humiliate Sir Wiggo last Tour says more than all the things in the interviews
 
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Roderick said:
In interviews he is mostly a friendly gentleman, but they are only interviews. The way he tried to humiliate Sir Wiggo last Tour says more than all the things in the interviews

Wasnt there also something regarding that that AG2R rider he caught up with in CI (can remember his name at the moment)?

But to be honest I got no problems with Froome's personality (well from what I have seen in the media). His wife is another story, thouhg ;)
 
Ferminal said:
lol, I take ~10% of polls seriously. I had to vote to see the results. I can easily choose either and would have gladly voted for a "both" option, or a "anyone but Purito". I think ultimately whoever wins will do it in style and will no doubt be the strongest. I guess that makes me a true fan of neither, because to hope for one to win is to wish defeat on the other. Personally though I find it hard to prefer one over the other, they are both world class and exciting. As the incumbent, Contador holds the higher position, but it will all be on the line.

No you didn't ;)
 
Publicus said:
And yet he someone manages to win--OFTEN. Hard to not like Froome (based upon interviews I've personally seen of him). And he's a competitor, which I personally always like. I hope Contador is where he needs to be to make it a competitive race. I don't want a coronation of either--I want one of them to earn it.

I hate to admit it, but I think I don't like Froome b/c SKY. Imagine if he were going into the Tour as number one favorite wearing an FDJ or Lampre kit. He'd be a forum hero.
 
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Cimber said:
Would be fun if a whole other rider won to be honest. After all that hype about Froome vs. Contador.

I would like that. With Froome and Contador watching each other so closely someone slips away up the road and before they know it...its all over. :D

The path is clear for Nairito :cool: or Schleck. :D
 
mr. tibbs said:
I hate to admit it, but I think I don't like Froome b/c SKY. Imagine if he were going into the Tour as number one favorite wearing an FDJ or Lampre kit. He'd be a forum hero.

I followed and liked Froome before he sign for SKy, so I dont have that problem.
Anyway, the hate of a lot of cycling fans with SKy, hard accusations that are likely falses, and a lot of my favourites riders finishing there, make me like sky as well, at least in some ways.

But , to like Saxo more than SKy, I cannot understand.

Anyway I am happy with the poll.:)
 
Taxus4a said:
I followed and liked Froome before he sign for SKy, so I dont have that problem.
Anyway, the hate of a lot of cycling fans with SKy, hard accusations that are likely falses, and a lot of my favourites riders finishing there, make me like sky as well, at least in some ways.

But , to like Saxo more than SKy, I cannot understand.

Anyway I am happy with the poll.:)

I'm not making any accusations about clinic stuff, I'm just bored with SKY. I was cheering for Wiggins at the beginning of last year's Tour and had contentedly predicted his win as early as March; however, by the end of July, I was very much a fan of any rider who would show panache on the bike (read: Nibs, Contador, etc.). Wiggins and SKY were strong and steady last year, and Froome has continued that trend. But I like flash. What can I say? I was raised on sugary cereal and video games. ;) :p
 
Taxus4a said:
I followed and liked Froome before he sign for SKy, so I dont have that problem.
Anyway, the hate of a lot of cycling fans with SKy, hard accusations that are likely falses, and a lot of my favourites riders finishing there, make me like sky as well, at least in some ways.

But , to like Saxo more than SKy, I cannot understand.

Anyway I am happy with the poll.:)

I tend to have a voracious appetite for all things related to professional cycling and road cycling in general such that I read virtually all the English language magazines that are available. Unfortunately they have for the most part decided that what the fans want is Sky, Sky and more Sky. You will find in every issue at least 3-4 articles on Sky or their riders or even their former riders that have left to ride for other teams. Radio Shack and BMC fill up the remainder of pages with a very, very minimal amount left for the other teams and riders at the top of the sport. Add to that the statements from Sky management that they have revolutionized the sport, that all of the other teams are copying their techniques, that they intend on dominating the sport and you have every reason to root for anyone but them. They (management primarily)have made themselves out to be the favorites making everyone else the underdogs all without a bit of humility. Froome himself seems to be a very humble person in interviews and I don't necessarily root against him as I do against the continued success of his team and the subsequent effect of having them rammed down my throat by the English language media.
 
Angliru said:
I tend to have a voracious appetite for all things related to professional cycling and road cycling in general such that I read virtually all the English language magazines that are available. Unfortunately they have for the most part decided that what the fans want is Sky, Sky and more Sky. You will find in every issue at least 3-4 articles on Sky or their riders or even their former riders that have left to ride for other teams. Radio Shack and BMC fill up the remainder of pages with a very, very minimal amount left for the other teams and riders at the top of the sport. Add to that the statements from Sky management that they have revolutionized the sport, that all of the other teams are copying their techniques, that they intend on dominating the sport and you have every reason to root for anyone but them. They (management primarily)have made themselves out to be the favorites making everyone else the underdogs all without a bit of humility. Froome himself seems to be a very humble person in interviews and I don't necessarily root against him as I do against the continued success of his team and the subsequent effect of having them rammed down my throat by the English language media.

Aha, I understand your view. Here is similar with Contador. Not much attention to SKY, and most of people hate.

Anyway there was a time where all was Indurain and ONCE, and we were happy with that, never tired.

I think that SKY, more or less deserves to writte about, but I am not in your possition, other way, who know my view...

I think they are not going to be so dominant from now on. But this year they lost a lot of races.

SKy belong to a big media group, so that can have some influence, a group I dont like, by the way...


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What can I say? I was raised on sugary cereal and video games.


Very good !!

I undestand your view as well.
 
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Andy's looking really skinny btw.

Brailsford: "Rather than going out and thinking you have to do something spectacular to win this race, it's more likely that you've got to make the least errors if you want to win," :rolleyes: Why Sky? Why? Your tactics are destroying racing. Please let Froome attack so him and Contador can go mano-to-mano, rather than setting tempo and then the usual final km attack from Froome. If Contador can reach his old form, that tactic would be destroyed. Please change tactics to allow more attacking Sky. GO CONTADOR!!! :D
 
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I'm from Britain, so yeah. I like to see British cyclists do well as it raises the profile of the sport in this country to point where maybe one day we'll get more races shown on council telly. Maybe they'll even show the national championships live one day :eek: And so Froome being successful has the potential to benefit me.

Also, while people are (I think understandably) extremely cynical of Sky's proclamations of being clean while looking very dominant at times, it's worth remembering that Chris Froome has yet to actually be banned for an illegal substance. Unlike some others in the poll. Which at least makes him marginally more sympathetic in my eyes.
 
forkboy84 said:
I'm from Britain, so yeah. I like to see British cyclists do well as it raises the profile of the sport in this country to point where maybe one day we'll get more races shown on council telly. Maybe they'll even show the national championships live one day :eek: And so Froome being successful has the potential to benefit me.

Also, while people are (I think understandably) extremely cynical of Sky's proclamations of being clean while looking very dominant at times, it's worth remembering that Chris Froome has yet to actually be banned for an illegal substance. Unlike some others in the poll. Which at least makes him marginally more sympathetic in my eyes.


Some others:eek: -_-
 
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forkboy84 said:
I'm from Britain, so yeah. I like to see British cyclists do well as it raises the profile of the sport in this country to point where maybe one day we'll get more races shown on council telly. Maybe they'll even show the national championships live one day :eek: And so Froome being successful has the potential to benefit me.

Also, while people are (I think understandably) extremely cynical of Sky's proclamations of being clean while looking very dominant at times, it's worth remembering that Chris Froome has yet to actually be banned for an illegal substance. Unlike some others in the poll. Which at least makes him marginally more sympathetic in my eyes.

You do know Lance Armstrong I suppose?