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contador leaving astana

Postby jules21 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:46 pm

so the headline says. someone will be a happy director sportif.

Tour de France winner Alberto Contador will leave Astana at the end of this season after the Spanish cyclist rejected the team's offer to extend his contract.

Contador said on Wednesday he will study his options before deciding which team to ride for next season.

"Alberto Contador has rejected the Astana team's ultimatum, which had asked for an answer on its renewal offer on the upcoming seasons by Tuesday," Contador said in a statement.
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Re: contador leaving astana

Postby Aushiker » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:45 am

Hi

Similar information in the BikeRadar.com posting here. The article states the following ...

According to a report on Cyclingnews.com, Contador may join Bjarne Riis's team, which will be sponsored by Sunguard and Specialized. Riis is looking for a replacement for the Schleck brothers, who will depart his squad at the end of the year.


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Postby toolonglegs » Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:22 am

That explains Bjarne's very quiet response to Contador's attack.
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Re: contador leaving astana

Postby HAKS » Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:54 am

Wonder if Vino had anything to do with it i.e. Astana is my team and will ride for me in 2011.
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Re: contador leaving astana

Postby MichaelB » Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:09 am

Who cares ?

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Specialized founder and chairman Mike Sinyard convinced Contador to team-up with Riis during the final days of the Tour de France. As part of the deal, Spanish riders Benjamin Noval, Daniel Navarro, David De La Fuente and Jesus Hernandez expected to join Contador at Riis' team

Be interesting to see who else ends up leaving Saxo if the above (from cycling news story) is true.
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Re: contador leaving astana

Postby shiv » Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:19 am

Contador will be hoping Cancellara hangs around then since next year has a team time trial for stage 2 or 3. If saxo hang onto a select few, stewie, jens, sonrenson brothers, contador will be almost unstoppable
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Re: contador leaving astana

Postby Robdog » Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:29 am

shiv wrote:If saxo hang onto a select few [like] jens

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Re: contador leaving astana

Postby hannos » Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:33 am

So now I have to dislike Saxo as well as Astana...
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Re: contador leaving astana

Postby Zynster » Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:14 am

Damn. Saxobank was fast becoming my favourite team too. :?
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Re: contador leaving astana

Postby igstar » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:20 am

HAKS wrote:Wonder if Vino had anything to do with it i.e. Astana is my team and will ride for me in 2011.


I thought I heard that Vino is retiring but will still have a supportive role with the team...
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Re: contador leaving astana

Postby im_no_pro » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:22 am

Zynster wrote:Damn. Saxobank was fast becoming my favourite team too. :?



Same here :|
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Re: contador leaving astana

Postby cpical » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:04 pm

Very knowledgeable pharmacists!!!! :mrgreen:
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Re: contador leaving astana

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:38 pm

Just make Team Luxembourg your new fav :wink: .
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Re: contador leaving astana

Postby hannos » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:47 pm

Poor Richie, having to ride for AC...
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Re: contador leaving astana

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:17 pm

hannos wrote:Poor Richie, having to ride for AC...


Yeah..that prize money that is all given to the team by the winner must be really hard to stomach :D .
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Re: contador leaving astana

Postby bella26 » Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:12 am

Am I the only one on the forums who actually likes Contador?? Yeah his pistolero salute is a bit wan$y but the guy has some talent to burn.
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Re: contador leaving astana

Postby MichaelB » Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:32 am

bella26 wrote:Am I the only one on the forums who actually likes Contador?? Yeah his pistolero salute is a bit wan$y but the guy has some talent to burn.


Seems that way. To me he is like Schuey, talented, but a dick. For me, it's his Pistolero salture that really grinds me. Oh, and that dorky listhp ....
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Re: contador leaving astana

Postby hannos » Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:40 am

MichaelB wrote:
bella26 wrote:Am I the only one on the forums who actually likes Contador?? Yeah his pistolero salute is a bit wan$y but the guy has some talent to burn.


Seems that way. To me he is like Schuey, talented, but a dick. For me, it's his Pistolero salture that really grinds me. Oh, and that dorky listhp ....



He may be talented but I agree with Michaelb. His pistolero salute is what grates me the most. Closely followed by my perception of his smug arrogance.
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Re: contador leaving astana

Postby Chuck » Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:55 am

bella26 wrote:Am I the only one on the forums who actually likes Contador?? Yeah his pistolero salute is a bit wan$y but the guy has some talent to burn.


No bella, I like him too. It seems some of the reasons for not liking him are somewhat...........spare :mrgreen:
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Re: contador leaving astana

Postby roller » Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:09 am

bella26 wrote:Am I the only one on the forums who actually likes Contador??


nope!
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Re: contador leaving astana

Postby HAKS » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:23 pm

roller wrote:
bella26 wrote:Am I the only one on the forums who actually likes Contador??


nope!


I'm actually growing to like him, so +1 for me.
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Re: contador leaving astana

Postby toolonglegs » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:57 pm

I like his talent...never know what a person is like till you meet them...don't really get off on the trademark thou I must say.
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Re: contador leaving astana

Postby daveywastaken » Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:54 pm

im a fan of contador, the guy is a weapon! vino was a beast at this years TdF, would b interesting to see how he goes as the top dog, except hes a cheat, and mayb a year to old?
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Re: contador leaving astana

Postby JV911 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:50 pm

Chuck wrote:No bella, I like him too


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Re: contador leaving astana

Postby limetang » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:40 pm

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/contado ... is-in-2011

Saxo Bank SunGard is a bit of a mouthful...... interesting to see Contador in that Jersey against Schleck now!
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