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Old 07-24-09, 11:09 AM   #1
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Contador to Garmin

http://tour-de-france.velonews.com/a...-won-t-comment

Rumors of course
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Old 07-24-09, 11:10 AM   #2
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The rumors are going to fly.
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Interesting, but that's one team I wouldn't have expected him to sign on.
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Old 07-24-09, 11:12 AM   #4
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rumors that are a month old.
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Stop posting rumors in the headline like they are fact. Scares me. Just toss in a question mark or something.
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Old 07-24-09, 11:18 AM   #6
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Interesting, but that's one team I wouldn't have expected him to sign on.
contador tried to leave astana and was talking to garmin....so rumor has it .

i think garmin would be a good fit. they have plenty of support level riders for sure.

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Old 07-24-09, 11:26 AM   #7
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He won't be leaving through 2010 without a buyout of his contract with Olympus Sarl . . . which happens to owned by one Johan Bruyneel. . . . who will be the DS of the new Armstrong team.

Hello Team Radio Shack.

End of drama.
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Garmin doesn't have the budget to afford Contador.
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Garmin doesn't have the budget to afford Contador.
are you their bookkeeper?
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Old 07-24-09, 11:39 AM   #10
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are you their bookkeeper?
No, but they openly admit they are a small budget team. Besides, no other riders on the team espeaka de spanish.
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No, but they openly admit they are a small budget team. Besides, no other riders on the team espeaka de spanish.
are you their HR person?
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are you their HR person?
Botto, haven't you figured out by now? A ****ty broad-band connection, vague grasp of the English lexicon and a user name on BF makes anyone an authority on anything.
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Garmin doesn't have the budget to afford Contador.
and Astana has deep pockets.
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Old 07-24-09, 12:04 PM   #14
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LOL. Botto is the leading authority for sure. But what do I know. I'm just guessing like everyone else on these forums.
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LOL. Botto is the leading authority for sure. But what do I know. I'm just guessing like everyone else on these forums.
if you attract top talent like contador that should change the cash situation. and there are plenty of under-achieving gringos on that team that can be replaced with spaniards .

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LOL. Botto is the leading authority for sure. But what do I know. I'm just guessing like everyone else on these forums.
Words like "I THINK" or "I RECKON" or "I ASSUME" are guesses words like "don't" "doesn't" "can't" those are statements.

Just sayin'.
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Old 07-24-09, 12:11 PM   #17
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are you their HR person?
So you know for sure they can afford them? You are guessing just like the rest.
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Old 07-24-09, 12:13 PM   #18
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Well, lots of people can't afford things but buy them anyway. Just look at the U.S. housing market. So I guess there are no absolutes.
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So you know for sure they can afford them? You are guessing just like the rest.
Cuz he said that?
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So you know for sure they can afford them?
whoosh.

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You are guessing just like the rest.
incorrect. again.
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whoosh.



incorrect. again.
Wow, a three word post. I guess your parents weren't looking. You are a sneaky one aren't you?
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Wow, a three word post. I guess your parents weren't looking. You are a sneaky one aren't you?


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Interesting. Alberto should've taken his chance and bolted after he went unpaid by Astana for several months. Doesn't matter now. He's the clearly the strongest rider of the team and the Tour is almost over. It doesn't seem that Garmin/Vaughters would take a chance on a rider with past question marks from the Operation Puerto scandal, but the Velonews article did state that there was some interest. And Millar was accepted into Vaughters team after he served his doping sentence and was publicly remorseful about his past doping. So, it's still possible for Contador to got to Garmin. I think he'd be better suited, however, with another team, like Caisse D’epargne, Liquigas, or Cervelo.
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Didn't think about Cervelo, but that may be a good fit.

I think he would but heads with Valverde, and maybe OP.

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Interesting. Alberto should've taken his chance and bolted after he went unpaid by Astana for several months. Doesn't matter now. He's the clearly the strongest rider of the team and the Tour is almost over. It doesn't seem that Garmin/Vaughters would take a chance on a rider with past question marks from the Operation Puerto scandal, but the Velonews article did state that there was some interest. And Millar was accepted into Vaughters team after he served his doping sentence and was publicly remorseful about his past doping. So, it's still possible for Contador to got to Garmin. I think he'd be better suited, however, with another team, like Caisse D’epargne, Liquigas, or Cervelo.
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My money is on him going to Caise D'epagrne. Might want to go to a Spanish team and build it around himself rather than jumping to whatever non-Spanish team throws a contract at him.
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