Lance's New Team

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  1. Big E.

    Big E. New Member

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    Surely its a choice between a large pay packet and knowing your place in the pecking order, or having the opportunity to 'race' and possibly win the Tour De France?.
     


  2. vsalemme

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    So, are we to infer that Lance was of no consequence to Astana or Contador in your eyes?
     
  3. Big E.

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    A major influence on Astana definately, but of little consequence to Contador surely?.
     
  4. Traumadoc

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    I wouldn't say no consequence to Contador. If you remember the stage where Contador made his first mountain move, it was Armstrong who hung back on the tail of people chasing him and held them up. Additionally, Armstrong is arguably one of the most successful team time trial riders of all time. It was the team time trial that put Contador, Armstrong, Leipheimer, and Kloden high in the GC and hurt the Schleck brothers. Certainly later in the race, Astana was like two teams with separate helpers for Contador and Armstrong so your point is quite true at that time. I really wasn't until the last time trial that Contador was sure to win. Contador surely deserved to win but has not learned how to be a public champion. He probably lost a lot of endorsement deals with that outburst. He is only about 27 but needs to do better with the media to financially capitalize on his success.
     
  5. Big E.

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    You make your point so well that I almost agreed with you!. I had the impression that on the (all too few) mountain stages Contador could have ridden away whenever he wished. And surely he was looking out for Armstrongs podium position on Ventoux?. Respect is a two way thing and from day one Mr Armstrong showed very little toward his Tour, Giro, Vuelta winning team-mate who must surely have considered himself the leader of the team?. Still, maybe a bit of 'needle' does no harm. You should read what Fausto and Gino said about each other!. Nice debating with you!.
     
  6. deecee

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    Shlecks ride for a Danish team, and are from Luxembourg!
     
  7. azdroptop

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    I don't see George leaving Columbia.
     
  8. Peter@vecchios

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  10. bicycledick

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    I took one out. The one I am pretty sure won't be there.
     
  11. bicycledick

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    I'm thinking Lance will put together a team this time he knows he'll be the leader. I think he'll ask Greg Lemond, Eddie Merck, Paul Sherwin and Bob Rolls to join his team.
     
  12. Andrija

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    No, no, noooo... You got it all wrong. We've already discussed probable acquisitions and made this conclusion:

    Armstrong
    Landis
    Heras
    Hamilton
    Basso
    Beltran
    Kloden
    Leipheimer
    and their star climber who has never ridden before for Lance - Rasmussen. Armstrong recognized the same dedication and values in this last rider.
     
  13. alienator

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    Paulinho already came to an agreement with Radio Shack.
     
  14. valvan

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    what about tyler farrar that guy with a great team behind him would definitely be cool to see.
     
  15. mitosis

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    sorry about the late arrival... the only people lance paced in that race were the rest of the peloton when armstrong was trying to catch contador. as lance says, there' no "i" in team.
     
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