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    AC cheesy *** salute

    I don't like Alberto Contador but I have a lot of respect for him as a rider. Just saw yet another picture of him on the podium (Algarve) with his token *** salute. He should just smile or raise his arms because it is the cheesiest pose I have ever seen along with the lame smirk on his face. When riders win and do something unique (i.e. Flecha and his bow and arrow), I like the originality but AC's body language just bothers me.

    I hope someone wipes the smirk off his face during the TDF this year!

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    I hope he stomps the field,at first i thought it was lame but now i ride with my six shooter too. Go pistolero..
    I got bronchitis, Aint nobody got time for that!

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    It may be slightly cheesy but if he's winning he's entitled to do whatever celebration he wants. I hope he keeps winning for a while yet.
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    At least he's not doing the macarena as he crosses the line.
    The rider in my avatar is David Etxebarria, not me.

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    yes , it's lame and so unoriginal.

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    personally, i'll take it vs. another rider pointing to the sky-again. when is a rider
    going to point down to the ground? maybe contador could broaden his horizons
    and go with a .357 salute, a shotgun salute, bazooka, flamethrower, assault *****
    or the like. i think the tommy *** salute would be the best tho. spray lead albert!

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    I heard he's working on something new for the upcoming season.

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    lead on macduff!
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    lead on macduff!
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    maybe contador can bring the nra on board as a sponsor. guns & cycling...hmmmm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HigherGround View Post
    At least he's not doing the macarena as he crosses the line.
    Macarena is actually is girlfriend/fiance's name.


    If AC wants to be Pistolero then let him go for it - he can finger bang all he wants as he is the best in the sport right now (as in *** bang-bang). Plenty of pro athletes, not nearly at the level that AC is, do questionable celebratory gestures (go look at the NFL to start) that look nonsensical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedal Dancer View Post
    Macarena is actually is girlfriend/fiance's name.
    Whoooops! That joke was unintentional!
    The rider in my avatar is David Etxebarria, not me.

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    Personally, I think it looks cool as was Richard Virenques similiar salute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadierookie View Post
    ... but I have a lot of respect for him as a rider.
    I hope someone wipes the smirk off his face during the TDF this year!
    I used to have similar peeves about Armstrong, but I was recently overjoyed to discover I actually like watching him ride & win; he just has the same PR problem Jesus has: many of his fans are insufferable.*
    The pistolero-wank does nothing for me, but I think the only way Lance is going to win is with a coup d'equipe. (i.e. his team making up the difference for Contador's superior strength.) Either way, it'll be fun to watch!

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    Last edited by calamarichris; 02-25-10 at 04:10 PM. Reason: To correct French spelling. (Es mi dia primero.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by HigherGround View Post
    At least he's not doing the macarena as he crosses the line.
    Now that would be cool. AC with a huge sombrero and a mariachi band on the podium.

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    lead on macduff!
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    ^^that did not suck.

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    Compare this to Flecha's arrow celebration, which we saw at Het Nieuwsblad. This celebration seems to work. Is it because:

    (a) Flecha has more charisma than Contador
    (b) It actually makes sense because "flecha" means "arrow"
    (c) Flecha doesn't dominate every race he wants to win
    (d) Flecha doesn't wear a hat with an arrow on it
    (e) All of the above
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    Yu-Na also put her own spin on it by using both hands together, ala 007.
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    He's Spanish, not Mexican.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cateye View Post
    Now that would be cool. AC with a huge sombrero and a mariachi band on the podium.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    so is the macarena.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cateye View Post
    Now that would be cool. AC with a huge sombrero and a mariachi band on the podium.
    Doubt that would ever happen; he's not Mexican.
    BTW, mariachi band is redundant.

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    Ehhh.. as someone above said, I'd rather see the fingerbang than yet another arms-up V.

    He's the best rider out there right now, period. He's entitled to do something slightly different. <geek mode>If Jedi Knight Mace Windu can get a purple lightsaber, Contador can get the fingerbang, sez I</geek>.

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