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Old 07-15-13, 10:27 AM   #1
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What's wrong with him this year? He's killing my Fantasy Tour scoring. Is he sick, injured or just saving it for the Alps?
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I don't think he has it in him this year. I saw a video of him on a stage, and he looked strangely uninterested. Like, he'll rather be somewhere else.
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Yeah, I asked this question in another thread.

From what I've seen of him and from what Ligget has said about him, I'd say he is pretty disinterested in this Tour for some reason...
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This Tour has been aggressive. TV is a stage hunter although in 2011 he aspired to be a GC guy due to a breakaway time advantage. He hunts for wins in the mountain stages mostly. They have been fast this year and contested, either Saxo, Sky, or Movistar has not given an inch to the breaks for the most part. He is a decent rider, but he, nor anyone else can fend off 3 strong GC teams trying to bring back the break. He attacked on one stage and was brought back to heel within minutes. He doesn't have the legs to do anything about it. Now that Froome has laid down the law it may be possible for a break to get a stage, but Contador is a proud guy. I don't see him giving up although the fight is over.

Tomorrow may be a good stage for TV, but I suspect it may be fast. Everyone will be on edge waiting for a move, which may not come tomorrow, but that may doom the break. Maybe GC guys call a truce tomorrow.
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He needs to get into an early break that gets a 10 minute lead, and then hang on through the chase. His best chance is Friday, when the big mountains are early, and a break can carry its momentum over the 1 and 2 cats that are left. The 2 summit finishes are too big for him not to get rolled over by Quintana and Froome, who are climbing at a different speed to him.
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What's wrong with him this year? He's killing my Fantasy Tour scoring. Is he sick, injured or just saving it for the Alps?
Yea, he is killing my fantasy league too but at least he is in the break today
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