The ridicolous Contador vs Wiggins/Froome comparisons

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the asian said:
Next year we can earn some money from the Tour. The bookies will have Wiggins as the favourite, and Contador will be at a handy price.
Contador is much underrated Time Trialist. Even in last years' final stage he rode a fantastic TT, when many thought he would lose time due to tiredness.
He has consistently delivered when it matters most.
He would be heads and shoulders above Wiggins in the mountains.
Wiggins as the favourite, where? In what evil place?
 
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Parera said:
Maybe out of shape was too much, but people were misguided in their belief that Cancellara was 100% entering this race.
I agree, the prologue suited him too. He's in good enough shape to finish higher than half a dozen GC riders up the mountain on saturday though!
 
2011
•1º Etapa 3 Vuelta Murcia (C.R.I)
•1º Etapa 4 Vuelta a Castilla y León (C.R.I)
•3º Campeonato de España (C.R.I)
•3º Etapa 20 Tour de Francia (C.R.I)
•3º Etapa 21 Giro de Italia (C.R.I)

2010
•1º Etapa 4 Vuelta a Castilla y León (C.R.I.)
•2º Etapa 5 Vuelta al Algarve (C.R.I.)
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2009
•1º Etapa 18 Tour de Francia (C.R.I.)
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•1º Etapa 6 Vuelta al País Vasco (C.R.I)
•1º Etapa 4 Vuelta al Algarve (C.R.I)
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•2º Etapa 1 Criterium Dauphine Liberé (C.R.I.)

2008
•1º Etapa 6 Vuelta al País Vasco (C.R.I.)
•1º Etapa 1 Vuelta a Castilla y León (C.R.I.)
•2º Etapa 10 Giro d’Italia (C.R.I.)
•3º Etapa 4 Vuelta a Murcia (C.R.I.)
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2007
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•5º Prólogo París Niza (C.R.I.)

2006
•4º Prólogo París Niza (C.R.I.)

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•1º Etapa 6 Vuelta al País Vasco (C.R.I.)
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•5º Etapa 1 París Niza (C.R.I.)

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2002
•1º Campeonato España C.R.I. (León)
 
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Of course the argument about who is the better time trialist can only be settled on the road, but the discussion has proved fruitful, for me at least. I learned that Albertico participated in thirty-three TTs (whose results have stood) between 2006 and 2010. In those thirty-three races, AC has had thirty top ten finishes, twenty-three top five, fifteen podiums, and has had eight wins, a pretty impressive record for a GC/non-specialist rider, no?

However, Wiggins, Evans, Froome and company are no slouches either> I look forward to the 2013 version of le Tour, and the 2012 version of la Vuelta a Espana might noy be too shabby either. I'm sure Froome will be ready to go, and I hope Pistol Packin' Pepe will be rady also.
 
Hammerhed said:
Of course the argument about who is the better time trialist can only be settled on the road, but the discussion has proved fruitful, for me at least. I learned that Albertico participated in thirty-three TTs (whose results have stood) between 2006 and 2010. In those thirty-three races, AC has had thirty top ten finishes, twenty-three top five, fifteen podiums, and has had eight wins, a pretty impressive record for a GC/non-specialist rider, no?

However, Wiggins, Evans, Froome and company are no slouches either> I look forward to the 2013 version of le Tour, and the 2012 version of la Vuelta a Espana might noy be too shabby either. I'm sure Froome will be ready to go, and I hope Pistol Packin' Pepe will be rady also.
Who is the better TTist, Wiggo without a doubt but that's not the point. The point is as you note Alberto is a pretty good TTist as well.
 
I'd say Contador would beat Wiggins on this parcours. He would lose about 2 minutes in the tt's. He'd would've dropped Wiggins on la planches de belles filles, la toussuire, peyresourde and peyregaurde. If he'd have to, he could also attack on Grand Colombier or Port de Bales.
 
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Red Rick said:
I'd say Contador would beat Wiggins on this parcours. He would lose about 2 minutes in the tt's. He'd would've dropped Wiggins on la planches de belles filles, la toussuire, peyresourde and peyregaurde. If he'd have to, he could also attack on Grand Colombier or Port de Bales.
He wouldn't beat Batman though or my Dad. My Dad would ride his bike reeeeeally fast NNEEEEEEEOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWNNNNNNNNN!!!!!
 
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Just to put it quite simple: the 2011 Giro Alberto would trash anyone (and this means the Sky boys also), period! Nothing more need to be said.
 
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jmspinto said:
Just to put it quite simple: the 2011 Giro Alberto would trash anyone (and this means the Sky boys also), period! Nothing more need to be said.
Wiggo would win by a second. The end of the end. Period. Period.
 
Red Rick said:
I'd say Contador would beat Wiggins on this parcours. He would lose about 2 minutes in the tt's. He'd would've dropped Wiggins on la planches de belles filles, la toussuire, peyresourde and peyregaurde. If he'd have to, he could also attack on Grand Colombier or Port de Bales.
Precisely. Short and sweat but this is the bottom line.
 
Dekker_Tifosi said:
...What's up with that?

Don't forget that Contador made a fool out of a fully prepared Nibali in the Giro. That he eased away from Evans so many times uphill. Gaining +1 min with a serious attack. Even 1'30+ in not-topform TDF 2010 on guys like Vandenbroeck.
Now compare that to the Sky duo. Strong as they might seem, they can't shed Evans on a climb. Nibali lost what, 8 seconds on 200m sprint? And JvdBroeck attack on saturday put Froome and Wiggins on the limit...
Contador rode away from that same guy with ease when he wasn't in ultimate shape in TDF 2010. Who are we kidding?

Contador uphill is in another league than Wiggins or Froome. And I doubt he would lose more than 40 seconds on Wiggins in a topform in an ITT.

Discuss
Easy with the Van den Broeck mocking ;)
 
Mocking?

It's one of the only relevant comparison as he was good in both 2010 and 2012. As is Nibali (giro 2011/tdf 2012). Could add Menchov as well. Who was also at 1'40 of Contador in the 2010 mountain stages and now lost only half of that in the first hill.

Stop being so overly touchy. Contador is simply in a league of his own. Nothing to do with mocking JvdB
 
dekker_tifosi said:
mocking?

It's one of the only relevant comparison as he was good in both 2010 and 2012. As is nibali (giro 2011/tdf 2012). Could add menchov as well. Who was also at 1'40 of contador in the 2010 mountain stages and now lost only half of that in the first hill.

Stop being so overly touchy. Contador is simply in a league of his own. Nothing to do with mocking jvdb
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Mocking?

It's one of the only relevant comparison as he was good in both 2010 and 2012. As is Nibali (giro 2011/tdf 2012). Could add Menchov as well. Who was also at 1'40 of Contador in the 2010 mountain stages and now lost only half of that in the first hill.

Stop being so overly touchy. Contador is simply in a league of his own. Nothing to do with mocking JvdB
With some help maybe. Jose “Pepe” Martí recieved a life time ban in the US Postal case. When Contador was with Discovery and later Astana Marti was also there. Little bit more about Marti:

The third Spanish name is the more elusive Martí, a Spanish trainer who has also worked closely with several riders within Bruyneel’s teams, including Alberto Contador.

Little is known about Martí, who is not a licensed medical doctor. He rarely speaks to the media and refused a routine interview request from VeloNews three years ago during a race in Spain. According to the USADA documents, Martí started working at U.S. Postal Service in 1999, then the rebranded Discovery Channel team through 2007 and switched to Astana in 2008.

Floyd Landis, speaking in an interview with the German TV station ARD in 2011, accused Martí of supplying riders with drugs.

“Pepe was a supplier of drugs to U.S. Postal when I was on the team,” Landis was quoted on ARD. “I often used (Martí) to buy growth hormones, EPO and other doping products. He was not a coach. He was nothing more than a known drug dealer.”

There was never any public reaction from Martí, but Alberto Contador’s representatives acknowledged that he worked with Martí during his time at both Discovery Channel and Astana. Contador has not reportedly worked with Martí since 2010
http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/06/news/who-are-the-spaniards-under-the-usada-spotlight_223914

And here is USADA on Marti:

“Mr. Martí, also of Valencia, Spain, was a trainer for the USPS and Discovery Channel Cycling Teams during the period from 1999 through 2007 and thereafter worked for the Astana Cycling Team. Mr. Martí delivered performance-enhancing drugs, including EPO, testosterone, human growth hormone (hGH) and cortisone from Valencia, Spain to locations where the riders were living in Europe including Nice, France and Girona, Spain and at training camps and cycling races. Mr. Martí was also involved in assisting with injections of EPO, saline infusions for avoiding detection by drug testing and in transfusing blood to riders.”

http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/07/news/usada-hands-ferrari-two-others-lifetime-bans-in-u-s-postal-case_228698

No proof, but is sure casts a shadow over Contadors performances during that time.
 
Falken said:
With some help maybe. Jose “Pepe” Martí recieved a life time ban in the US Postal case. When Contador was with Discovery and later Astana Marti was also there. Little bit more about Marti:



http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/06/news/who-are-the-spaniards-under-the-usada-spotlight_223914

And here is USADA on Marti:

“Mr. Martí, also of Valencia, Spain, was a trainer for the USPS and Discovery Channel Cycling Teams during the period from 1999 through 2007 and thereafter worked for the Astana Cycling Team. Mr. Martí delivered performance-enhancing drugs, including EPO, testosterone, human growth hormone (hGH) and cortisone from Valencia, Spain to locations where the riders were living in Europe including Nice, France and Girona, Spain and at training camps and cycling races. Mr. Martí was also involved in assisting with injections of EPO, saline infusions for avoiding detection by drug testing and in transfusing blood to riders.”

http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/07/news/usada-hands-ferrari-two-others-lifetime-bans-in-u-s-postal-case_228698

No proof, but is sure casts a shadow over Contadors performances during that time.
Poster deliberately trying to get thread closed by throwing in doping, despite repeated warnings to keep the doping away from this forum that even a 2 year old should understand.
 
Dekker_Tifosi said:
Mocking?

It's one of the only relevant comparison as he was good in both 2010 and 2012. As is Nibali (giro 2011/tdf 2012). Could add Menchov as well. Who was also at 1'40 of Contador in the 2010 mountain stages and now lost only half of that in the first hill.

Stop being so overly touchy. Contador is simply in a league of his own. Nothing to do with mocking JvdB
Sorry, can't make it any more clear than that, that i was joking. And there seems to be a limit of 4 smilies, so no help there...

Ah, whatever, at least i tried. Sigh.

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