Contador to ride Giro!

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Contador to ride Giro!

Postby El Imbatido » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:31 pm

From PodiumCafe:

Cicloweb.it speculates that Alberto Contador might be a surprise addition to the Giro d’Italia this year, in part thanks to the offices of Astana sports director Giuseppe Martinelli. Yes, that Martinelli, the guy who drove the car for Marco Pantani, Stefano Garzelli, and Damiano Cunego when they won the Giro. That would quite put a twist into the plot of this Giro, if the Ciclowebbers prove correct in their prediction. Contador or no, it should be a good party there in Italy with Cadel Evans, Carlos Sastre, the Liquigas-Doimo ménage leading the chase for the Pink Shirt.


Might throw a spanner in the works of Evans, Sastre, Pellizotti and Basso's Giro ambitions. But i must admit if this is true it is good to see someone try to do the Giro/Tour double again, and he is probably the only current pro that could possible do it. What do you think? True? Hoax? Trying to get in LA's head? Anything?
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Re: Contador to ride Giro!

Postby MichaelB » Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:25 pm

Crikey, can't we have one GT without a pistolero slatute ........ :x

Sheesh. Mind you, he might not be able to handle the rough stuff... would be interesting in some ways ...
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Re: Contador to ride Giro!

Postby MichaelB » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:56 am

It seems to be confirmed now.

It will certainly make it a cracker of a race with so many big names in it.
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Re: Contador to ride Giro!

Postby sogood » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:04 pm

Can they stand racing against each other for so many weeks and then repeat it in a few weeks in TdF. Must drive some of them insane! :wink:
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Re: Contador to ride Giro!

Postby brendancg » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:47 pm

Is he riding to win or support Vino like he did last weekend?
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Re: Contador to ride Giro!

Postby ZeroPlay » Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:17 pm

Strange decision. Not many TdF winners ride the Giro before the Tour, do they?
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Re: Contador to ride Giro!

Postby toolonglegs » Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:53 pm

Not this year...but next year.
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Re: Contador to ride Giro!

Postby MichaelB » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:40 pm

Hopefully ego (and teammates) get the better of him, and he has a bonk or gets stranded by the Kazakhs supporting Vino :D

I wonder what Evans thinks of that.

Has done better in the last two classics than him, so must be full of confidence ?
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Re: Contador to ride Giro!

Postby toolonglegs » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:57 pm

Sorry?...is Contador saying he is riding this years Giro somewhere?.
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Re: Contador to ride Giro!

Postby MichaelB » Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:01 pm

toolonglegs wrote:Sorry?...is Contadoper saying he is riding this years Giro somewhere?.


Doh :oops: 2011 Phew...... Didn't want to see any of the dumb salutes this year ....

Now, back to normal programming ...
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