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    Contador at the Vuelta this year?

    Anybody know if Contador is planning on riding in the Vuelta a Espana this year? Any word on who from Astana might race in it? It seems like there would be pressure for him to ride in his home tour.
    Everyone has a right to an opinion. However, this does not mean that one's opinion is right.

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    No idea. Riding back-back grand tours is very difficult. If he were to ride and win, it would be an amazing accomplishment.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    it would be nice if he did. even if he pulls a menchov in the tour and is just...there after
    a grand tour victory. the vuelta needs some help to keep it relevant; it's the b***tard
    stepchild of the gt's. spain has amazing topography and diversity, yet it still pales in
    comparison with neighbors france & italy-both of whom are truly blessed. the vuelta
    should be the gt starting in london, amsterdam, monaco, tenerife, morocco-not the
    giro or tour. i like that the stages are shorter but the route frequently lacks real
    excitement overall. since it was moved from late spring to late summer, it's become
    the consolation tour for those that have had been injured or underperformed earlier
    in the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
    it would be nice if he did. even if he pulls a menchov in the tour and is just...there after
    a grand tour victory. the vuelta needs some help to keep it relevant; it's the b***tard
    stepchild of the gt's. spain has amazing topography and diversity, yet it still pales in
    comparison with neighbors france & italy-both of whom are truly blessed.
    the vuelta
    should be the gt starting in london, amsterdam, monaco, tenerife, morocco-not the
    giro or tour. i like that the stages are shorter but the route frequently lacks real
    excitement overall. since it was moved from late spring to late summer, it's become
    the consolation tour for those that have had been injured or underperformed earlier
    in the season.
    have something against assen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
    it would be nice if he did. even if he pulls a menchov in the tour and is just...there after
    a grand tour victory. the vuelta needs some help to keep it relevant; it's the b***tard
    stepchild of the gt's. spain has amazing topography and diversity, yet it still pales in
    comparison with neighbors france & italy-both of whom are truly blessed. the vuelta
    should be the gt starting in london, amsterdam, monaco, tenerife, morocco-not the
    giro or tour. i like that the stages are shorter but the route frequently lacks real
    excitement overall. since it was moved from late spring to late summer, it's become
    the consolation tour for those that have had been injured or underperformed earlier
    in the season.
    The Vuelta reminds me of the Belmont Stakes horse race. If the horse that wins the Kentucky Derby looses at the Preakness, nobody cares about the Belmont.
    Everyone has a right to an opinion. However, this does not mean that one's opinion is right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrionKhan View Post
    Anybody know if Contador is planning on riding in the Vuelta a Espana this year? Any word on who from Astana might race in it? It seems like there would be pressure for him to ride in his home tour.
    Vino's ban expires today! Maybe Contador will be carrying his bottles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    have something against assen?
    nope...i wasn't expecting to wait 12 years for it though

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrionKhan View Post
    The Vuelta reminds me of the Belmont Stakes horse race. If the horse that wins the Kentucky Derby looses at the Preakness, nobody cares about the Belmont.
    + 1...you are absolutely correct...unless the horse happens to be from spain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    have something against assen?
    Why can't they start the Vuelta in Bogota, Caracas, or Quito? Get some old school new world Spanish heritage going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    have something against assen?
    You said ass...that was cool.

    Fredo, you're my older brother and I love you...but don't ever take sides, with anyone, against the family again...ever.

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