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Contador Vs. Schleck Specialized ad

Old 07-15-10, 06:46 AM
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Just curious. I don't know much about power yet, so when they make their respective claims to '899' and '800', what do you think they are talking about?

I'm curious because some people on this forum have talked about 1600 watt efforts etc. and I think they are amateur or semi pro racers. I guess I thought the top tier guys would be higher - but maybe it's because these are smaller guys and they don't need the wattage as much?
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Old 07-15-10, 06:57 AM
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Usually those small GC guys can't sprint. But they can hold 400W at threshold.

So yeah, I could beat contador or schleck in a sprint, but they'll ride circles around me going up a climb
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you're high if you think you can beat either of those guys in a sprint. any guy at that level does everything better than any of us.
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So the turtle was right - slow and steady wins the race - at least going up hill ha ha.

So what's a Cavendish putting out in the last 200 to the line?

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Originally Posted by hiker88 View Post
So what's a Cavendish putting out in the last 200 to the line?
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Old 07-15-10, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by hiker88 View Post
So the turtle was right - slow and steady wins the race - at least going up hill ha ha.

So what's a Cavendish putting out in the last 200 to the line?
I read somewhere that some of his track efforts have nudged 2000w. So I'm guessing something +/- 200w of that area. (A lot of people also read something somewhere-the difference are the ones backed by quotes)

Suffice to say "A ***ING LOT!"
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I like it


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you're high if you think you can beat either of those guys in a sprint. any guy at that level does everything better than any of us.
I suspect most of us in the 41 would look like we're standing still in a sprint against one of the pros.
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Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
you're high if you think you can beat either of those guys in a sprint. any guy at that level does everything better than any of us.
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Originally Posted by nitropowered View Post
Usually those small GC guys can't sprint. But they can hold 400W at threshold.

So yeah, I could beat contador or schleck in a sprint, but they'll ride circles around me going up a climb
use your illusion.
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Originally Posted by bmw5nkj View Post
Awesome ad.
I'm liking Contador more and more by the day, but I'm still rooting for Schleck.
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This sort of reminds me of that old Juan Pablo Montoya / Kimi Raikkonen McLaren commercial.
Link? As a Montoya/Raikkonen fan who gave up looking for F1 clips on YouTube a long time ago

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Contador has the weirdest little voice. It's almost alarming.
Speedy Gonzalez. That's all we could think of.

I wish they'd play this ad a bit more and skip some of the Lance ones. I don't mind the RadioShack ones (at least they change them up). The Ultra, Nissan (although I have one, albeit not a Leaf), and whatever else ones, I could do without.
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As far as I know, Contador doesn't speak English. Well, almost everyone on earth speaks a bit of English these days, but that might account for the funny accent. I thought it was a pretty cool ad as well, when it came on among the ridiculous Road ID and Transitions lenses spots.
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Originally Posted by nitropowered View Post
Usually those small GC guys can't sprint. But they can hold 400W at threshold.

So yeah, I could beat contador or schleck in a sprint, but they'll ride circles around me going up a climb
Can I nominate this for the most ******** post of the year?
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Funny stuff! Contador needs to lay off the helium!
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Old 07-15-10, 10:37 AM
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Wow, that was like the 33 condensed down to 30 seconds.
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Originally Posted by nitropowered View Post
Usually those small GC guys can't sprint. But they can hold 400W at threshold.

So yeah, I could beat contador or schleck in a sprint, but they'll ride circles around me going up a climb
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Old 07-15-10, 11:07 AM
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Something about the way Schleck says "Yeah, I remember waiting for you" after Contador says his best time on Ventoux cracked me up.
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i can't take contador seriously. first the finger-bangs, now his voice.
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Contador has the weirdest little voice. It's almost alarming.
Probably because he doesn't speak english. I bet I sounded weird wandering around Germany and parroting "Ich kann nicht Deutsch sprechen."
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Old 07-15-10, 11:18 AM
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i can't take contador seriously. first the finger-bangs, now his voice.
Well... there's the climbing, and the time-trialing, and the winning of the grand tours. A few people take him seriously.

I like the ad and the image of Andy Schleck eating a deep-fried turkey and punching a bear. I suspect it would be even funnier if I was a bear.
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Contador speaks English, just not very well. He's been interviewed by Vs a couple times so far. Seems to understand everything but has to think pretty hard to respond. That high nasal voice is even more alarming when every 3 words he stops to 'eeeeeehhh', it's actually really annoying to the point of distraction. Seems like a good kid though.

I was surprised the first time I heard him speak, I'd always heard he refused to do interviews in a language other than Spanish because he was afraid of missing some nuance in what he said and having it blow up. Maybe he's relaxed now that the Lance Vs Contador thing seems to have simmered down.
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Hah, I like it.
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Yeah, I like it as well, funny stuff!
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