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The post-Contador Pelaton

josamejosame Posts: 1,057
edited September 2016 in Pro race
If (sadly not a big 'if') this is the demise of the mighty Alberto, who among the peleton is
most likely to grab the fans attentions in a similar way to Bertie?

I like:
Jarlinson Pantano (potentially joining contador at Trek-Segafredo next year)
Julian Alaphillipe (their TdF tussle on stage 20 was great to watch)

Who are your picks?
'Do not compare your bike to others, for always there will be greater and lesser bikes'

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  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,372
    Isn't it already Peter Sagan?
    PTP Champion 2019
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Miguel Angel Lopez
  • josamejosame Posts: 1,057
    M.R.M. wrote:
    Isn't it already Peter Sagan?

    Unless he becomes a GT contender anytime soon..

    Altho he is very entertaining just not in the same way
    'Do not compare your bike to others, for always there will be greater and lesser bikes'
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,168
    josame wrote:
    M.R.M. wrote:
    Isn't it already Peter Sagan?

    Unless he becomes a GT contender anytime soon..

    Altho he is very entertaining just not in the same way

    I think he could possibly win a GT in a Wiggins-esque way... It would require him having the right team around him and a very particular route, but mainly also it would mean him going all in and I don't think he would want/need to bother as he's having plenty of success... And seems to enjoy the type of riding he does.
  • lucan2lucan2 Posts: 293
    josame wrote:
    If (sadly not a big 'if') this is the demise of the mighty Alberto, who among the peloton is
    most likely to grab the fans attentions in a similar way to Bertie?

    For me it would be any unrepentant drugs cheat who gets hardly any meaningful punishment, thereby pissing off of the fans who would rather see cheats banned for life so that the sport's reputation wouldn't be a joke.

    But I don't think that's what the OP meant when the question was posed.
  • tim000tim000 Posts: 718
    Lucan2 wrote:
    josame wrote:
    If (sadly not a big 'if') this is the demise of the mighty Alberto, who among the peloton is
    most likely to grab the fans attentions in a similar way to Bertie?

    For me it would be any unrepentant drugs cheat who gets hardly any meaningful punishment, thereby pissing off of the fans who would rather see cheats banned for life so that the sport's reputation wouldn't be a joke.

    But I don't think that's what the OP meant when the question was posed.
    zakarin then
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,168
    Don't necessarily think bans for life is the right way to go in all cases (not first times at least), but Contador does seem to have got away pretty lightly.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,474
    bobmcstuff wrote:
    josame wrote:
    M.R.M. wrote:
    Isn't it already Peter Sagan?

    Unless he becomes a GT contender anytime soon..

    Altho he is very entertaining just not in the same way

    I think he could possibly win a GT in a Wiggins-esque way... It would require him having the right team around him and a very particular route, but mainly also it would mean him going all in and I don't think he would want/need to bother as he's having plenty of success... And seems to enjoy the type of riding he does.

    Sagan would have to go through a physiological change which would mean he would no longer win classics. Wiggins has won just about everything in multiple disciplines but not a classic.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
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