The official debate: Should Contador have waited for Schleck?

Aug 4, 2009
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Berto's Attack

Schleck drops a chain and the Spaniard attacks?!? We'll see how this pans out, no respect for the maillot jaune with a mechanical.
 
Jul 22, 2009
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The long road is ripe with opportunity to beat the yellow, when you can't do it with muscle. This is a new era.
 
Jul 22, 2009
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I wanna see footage and data on how much work Contador did after the mechanical. On my desk, by noon.
 
Jul 22, 2009
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What would be cool for the tourmalet, is to have Vino totally wipe shrek off his bike. And then ATTACK
 
Sep 10, 2009
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What was AC supposed to do, sit up and wait for AS by himself and allow Menchov and Sanchez - two pretty damn good TT'ers - to ride off? It's tough luck for AS, but it's not a two-man race.
 
May 3, 2010
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As mentioned in the race thread, Andy never waited after the cobbles mess for alberto, so why should alberto wait for andy here? They are both cases of Sh!t happens when u veiw it like this.
 
Dec 14, 2009
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Seems to me like he did wait initially. But then when he saw he could put time into Schleck, he did. Didnt start going for it until he saw Schleck back on his bike. Dont forget, Schleck lost his chain attacking Contador.
 
Jun 29, 2010
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Contador had a chance to make a lot of new fans today but instead he proves again how clueless ans classless he rides. Vino probably feels terrible riding for the jerk.
 
Wow, this is sad. I honestly thought AC had more class. He had to have known pretty quickly that Andy had a problem, yet he attacked hard through the rest of the climb. It seems very clear that he chose to capitalize on Andy's mechanical. Classless.

And yes, there's a huge difference between this situation and the stage 3 situation when AS gained a little time. Riders were falling and having mechanicals all over the place in that stage. It would be completely impractical to wait for certain opponents who got into difficulty. Plus the top riders had yet to emerge so early in the race, so how would a rider even know who he should wait for? No, the only thing that would have any chance of working would be what they did in stage 2 where the whole peloton agreed not race at the end.
 
Aug 4, 2009
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No respect for the maillot jaune ...
its more than a prize,
regardless of who's wearing it.
Berto sullies it.

Liggett says it was a great race?
Had Berto and Menchov and Sanchez sat up up for a bit,
THEN we'd have seen a great race.