Well I'm pretty sure neither of them have raced Eneco unless Contador did at some point. It would be nice to see what Valverde could do there, but he's not going to race it because it's too close to la Vuelta if not overlapping with la Vuelta.Netserk said:What (larger) stage races do you consider hilly? What non-hilly stage races has Valverde done well in that Contador hasn't? Anything better than Eneco '12?Koronin said:Now to address the Contador/Valverde comparison. Contador [...] did [...] not as well in hilly stage races or one day races. Valverde [...] has done extremely well in one week races of any type and done well in Grand Tours (8 podiums is proof of that along with only two completed GTs that he finished outside the top 10 in GC). They are completely different types of riders.