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Old 07-14-14, 12:51 PM   #1
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Is - Was Contador really tough enough for the tour?

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ehh what is a few broken bones for a few thousand more miles would have been fun to watch him and Niboli battle it out. someone else will step up to give it a shot though.

“Alberto has a broken tibia. It’s not a bad fracture but he needs surgery,” team boss Bjarne Riis told journalists. “He’s in a lot of pain and is getting stitches.
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Well, his frame wasn't.
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Well, his frame wasn't.
guessing the sun finally came out, huh? surprising there weren't a rash of such asplosions!
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I love that. Not a bad fracture but he needs surgery...
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What does a 'bad' fracture require... amputation?
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All the team's management lie. Remember after Froome's first crash? "No problem" when his hand was actually fractured.

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The first reports were that his bike frame had broken and I thought "wow maybe touring on CF might be an issue because steel just doesn't do that". But the story doesn't seem that simple. Specialized won't want to have anything out that suggests their frames break and there are lots of incentives to lie, but given that state of the bike and the two fractures the car story sounds plausible.

Details of Alberto Contador's Tour-ending crash - VeloNews.com

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All the team's management lie. Remember after Froome's first crash? "No problem" when his hand was actually fractured.
It was a microfracture. It took an MRI for the docs to pick up on it.
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