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How awesome is Alberto?

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Flo

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  • RIP Keith

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    Voted, the poll can now be closed!
    You have even more guts than me, i dont think you know who are messing with though... :P
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  • RIP Keith

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    I voted for the top option- very awesome. someone else seems to have voted for that too but i'm not quite sure who.
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  • Despite the self-serving data benders and associated propaganda to the contrary, I am led to believe that there are pockets of organised, highly sophisticated dopers, even within 'new age' cycling teams. Personally, I don't accept that the 'dark era' has ended, it has just morphed into a new guise.

    Flo

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    I declare war to everyone that hasn't voted for the top option.  >:(
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  • Flo

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    Why can't I see who voted for what option?
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  • ram

    Should be a multi choice, I hate him and he's not awesome ;D
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  • Flo

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    ;D ;D ;D ;D

    I look forward to it!

    What did you vote?
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  • Flo

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    Should be a multi choice, I hate him and he's not awesome ;D

     >:( >:( >:(
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    'Kind of Awesome'
    (If LaF was a mod she would change the d to a g)

    Top marks for the number of races he enters and the way he competes in all of them.
    Bonus points for sheer talent and willingness to attack.
    Bonus points for sticking it to Johan and Lance in 2009.
    Bonus points for generally seeming like a decent person.
    Minus points for the clen bust and for sticking it to his domestic beef industry.
    Minus points for the connection to OP.
    Minus points for the pistol bang-bangs.
    Minus lotsa points for the 'holding up the leaning tower of Pisa' photo.
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  • "Well don't run with the riders, you twit."

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    'Kind of Awesome'
    (If LaF was a mod she would change the d to a g)

    Top marks for the number of races he enters and the way he competes in all of them.
    Bonus points for sheer talent and willingness to attack.
    Bonus points for sticking it to Johan and Lance in 2009.
    Bonus points for generally seeming like a decent person.
    Minus points for the clen bust and for sticking it to his domestic beef industry.
    Minus points for the connection to OP.
    Minus points for the pistol bang-bangs.
    Minus lotsa points for the 'holding up the leaning tower of Pisa' photo.


    Basically how I feel about Alberto too, couldnt have said it better than you did though :).
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    He's pretty dope.
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  • Flo

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    'King of Awesome'

    Top marks for the number of races he enters and the way he competes in all of them.
    Bonus points for sheer talent and willingness to attack.
    Bonus points for sticking it to Johan and Lance in 2009.
    Bonus points for generally seeming like a decent person.
    Minus points for the clen bust and for sticking it to his domestic beef industry.
    Minus points for the connection to OP.
    Minus points for the pistol bang-bangs.
    Minus lotsa points for the 'holding up the leaning tower of Pisa' photo.

    I would say that his connections to OP aren't his fault. Also doping only makes him more awesome I would think.
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  • Flo

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    He's pretty dope.

    I see what you did there.
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    I would say that his connections to OP aren't his fault. Also doping only makes him more awesome I would think.

    Really, Fleur.. Really?? ???
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  • Flo

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    Really, Fleur.. Really?? ???

    Yes.  :P If he dopes then that makes him this exciting to watch. Without the dope he would be less exciting and thus less awesome. If he dopes, that is.
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  • Flo

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    BTW Fleur is the LA part of your forum username, a nod to your love of LA, the man not the city?

    No, more to my love of the city, not the man.
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  • Flo

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     :(
    What did you vote?
    He voted for not so awesome at all
     :P
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    Yes.  :P If he dopes then that makes him this exciting to watch. Without the dope he would be less exciting and thus less awesome. If he dopes, that is.

    And it is this reasoning that makes me think you are not really a cycling fan. Maybe you would be better off watching american pro wrestling or better Ironman triathlons.

    If Contador can perform in the same manner without doping as he has been in his career with doping but to about 15% less yes he would be exciting to watch, but how will we ever know?
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  • "ahaha, ever had the feeling you been cheated?" JL SF Jan'78

    Flo

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    And it is this reasoning that makes me think you are not really a cycling fan. Maybe you would be better off watching american pro wrestling or better Ironman triathlons.

    Ok.

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    If Contador can perform in the same manner without doping as he has been in his career with doping but to about 15% less yes he would be exciting to watch, but how will we ever know?

    ??
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    And it is this reasoning that makes me think you are not really a cycling fan. Maybe you would be better off watching american pro wrestling or better Ironman triathlons.

    If Contador can perform in the same manner without doping as he has been in his career with doping but to about 15% less yes he would be exciting to watch, but how will we ever know?

    Beno -   La Flo definitely believes that Alberto doesnt dope ... so I am pretty sure her comments were tongue in cheek

    'Kind of Awesome'
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    Top marks for the number of races he enters and the way he competes in all of them.
    Bonus points for sheer talent and willingness to attack.
    Bonus points for sticking it to Johan and Lance in 2009.
    Bonus points for generally seeming like a decent person.
    Minus points for the clen bust and for sticking it to his domestic beef industry.
    Minus points for the connection to OP.
    Minus points for the pistol bang-bangs.
    Minus lotsa points for the 'holding up the leaning tower of Pisa' photo.

    Great work PS.   :)   :)    :)
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    Beno -   La Flo definitely believes that Alberto doesnt dope ... so I am pretty sure her comments were tongue in cheek


    OK AG, maybe i should avoid this thread. To unreal for me.  :tu
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    © Riis Cycling

    Contador returns to Team Saxo Bank

    [08.06 13:15] Alberto Contador returns to Team Saxo Bank.
    The 29 year old Spaniard will rejoin the Danish based World Tour team on August 5th, when his suspension has been served. Alberto Contador and the team have agreed on a deal that will tie him to the team for the remainder of the 2012 season and the coming three years.

    "A lot of speculations and rumors have surrounded Alberto Contador and his future in the past months, but both our sponsors, the team and Alberto have shared the same wish to continue and built on our relationship. All along throughout these last two tough years we have stood by Alberto, so to be able to announce his return to the team is something I have been really looking forward to. Now we can put an end to these speculations and start focusing on building the team for the coming years," team owner Bjarne Riis says.

    Alberto Contador is equally happy that his future lies within the setup of Team Saxo Bank.

    "The decision to return to Team Saxo Bank has actually been pretty easy, and my first priority was always to rejoin the team and to continue working with Bjarne Riis, and the rest of the team. The support I have experienced from them in a very difficult situation is extraordinaire. I'm really looking forward to getting back on the bike, and my aim is to repay that support, hopefully with some great results," Alberto Contador adds.
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  • Flo

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    Stays at Saxo for two more years
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     :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
    What a class act Alberto is.
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    :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
    What a class act Alberto is.
    He signed for the team he was expected to sign for and probably the one who gave him the best offer (fits in, domestiques all behind him, works well with Riise etc)
    So how does that make him a class act...? :-\
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    Was a great act making everyone believe he would leave Riis? :P
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  • Flo

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    He signed for the team he was expected to sign for and probably the one who gave him the best offer (fits in, domestiques all behind him, works well with Riise etc)
    So how does that make him a class act...? :-\

    Alberto could've chosen the team that offered most money (Astana) or a team that could support him much better in the GTs (Movistar, OPQS) but he didn't.
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  • Flo

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    CAS (the rider):

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    I have great respect for Alberto. He is a great rider and probably one of the favourites to win the Tour for the next 10 years.

    Yesssss please!!!!
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    If I was a betting man I would have put good money on a move away from Saxobank. Although I can see the attraction to both players, having a 'latin' head of state in the Scandic territories never felt like a natural fit to me, I guess. For no other reason that I like to see teams with something that resembles strong local roots.

    At least, this time, Riis has the public clarity in June already, so he doesn't need to scramble together a team build around Contador from the August leftovers.

    I can't wait until the Vuelta, to be honest. At the moment, for all races where you'd normally expect Alberto, it feels like watching a what-if Premier League, the one where Manchester United is not taking part in. For me, the TdF result this year doesn't really count, if that makes sense. Nor did last year's, to be totally honest.
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    If I was a betting man I would have put good money on a move away from Saxobank. Although I can see the attraction to both players, having a 'latin' head of state in the Scandic territories never felt like a natural fit to me, I guess. For no other reason that I like to see teams with something that resembles strong local roots.

    At least, this time, Riis has the public clarity in June already, so he doesn't need to scramble together a team build around Contador from the August leftovers.

    I can't wait until the Vuelta, to be honest. At the moment, for all races where you'd normally expect Alberto, it feels like watching a what-if Premier League, the one where Manchester United is not taking part in. For me, the TdF result this year doesn't really count, if that makes sense. Nor did last year's, to be totally honest.

    FtP

    I expected more from you.

    The winner wins a race due to many reasons some are due to the rider others due to things outside the riders control.

    If we use the above idea even a small amount then no winner ever really deserved a win, there are always a what if ......

    The winner always deserved the win, it is not their fault x,y and z happened. So it must count

    I know you said it was your feelings etc which you are ofc entitled to, but I really do not like those types of ideas.

    and needed to say so.

    did Contador deserve to win the 2007 tour ?

    In my book he won ofc he did - would he have won who knows maybe not but he did so, so it counts

    from an augmentative Guy  ;)
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