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BlenJones2 said:
I don't think contador has to worry too much about his ability to win races from behind. Did an incredible job in the vuelta
Can't compare Froome with Purito though ;)
 
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Miburo said:
Can't compare Froome with Purito though ;)
We've never seen Froome in top form handle any top climbers, so why not? A few years ago Basso was definitely going to challenge Contador and Schleck in the Tour. Until he actually tried it.
 
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theyoungest said:
We've never seen Froome in top form handle any top climbers, so why not? A few years ago Basso was definitely going to challenge Contador and Schleck in the Tour. Until he actually tried it.
First of all ITT ability.

And climbing ability I think Froome is better than Purito. I hope i'm wrong though.

But Purito will normally just suck contador's wheel until the last km, Froome is way different obviously assuming Froome can even suck the wheel.

I hope not. But I consider Froome way more dangerous than Purito.

Then again it's hard to use the vuelta as an example since Contador wasn't 100% so we've no idea how good purito can actually climb opposed to Contador being 100%. And Froome never seemed to go full 100% in the tour although sometimes he seemed to struggle.

But then VROOME VROOME...lol
 

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theyoungest said:
We've never seen Froome in top form handle any top climbers, so why not? A few years ago Basso was definitely going to challenge Contador and Schleck in the Tour. Until he actually tried it.
Great comparison.
 
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airstream said:
Great comparison.
Those people were judging Basso based on how he was before his ban. That was then almost 3 years ago.

After his ban he was never a threat to AS and AC.
 

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Miburo said:
Those people were judging Basso based on how he was before his ban. That was then almost 3 years ago.

After his ban he was never a threat to AS and AC.
Basso is a man whose era was stolen. Objectively. In my view, he was good at the Tour considering the circumstances of his preparation. Short stages with lots of early attack don't suit him at all. Basso needs long warming-up.

But what direct analogies can be drawn between Basso and Contador is unclear
 
airstream said:
Basso is a man whose era was stolen. Objectively. In my view, he was good at the Tour considering the circumstances of his preparation. Short stages with lots of early attack don't suit him at all. Basso needs long warming-up.

But what direct analogies can be drawn between Basso and Contador is unclear
And right here we stop ALL clinic remarks. This is a warning to all posters.
 
theyoungest said:
We've never seen Froome in top form handle any top climbers, so why not? A few years ago Basso was definitely going to challenge Contador and Schleck in the Tour. Until he actually tried it.
Which year is that? The one where he went into the race as the newly crowned winner of a super hard giro and failed like everyone else who had done the giro?

Or the year he had a bad crash 6 weeks before the start of the tour and never managed to get on form for it?
 
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Netserk said:
And right here we stop ALL clinic remarks. This is a warning to all posters.
What are you talking about? Airstream was talking about Basso's fall on the etna in 2011.

I don't see the clinic. The only one who brought it up was you :eek:
 

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