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Contador in Vuelta
Last Post 08/14/2014 01:56 PM by stronzo nonfumare. 6 Replies.
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stronz

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08/14/2014 08:47 AM
Happy to read that AC will start the Vuelta -- not likely to be a GC contender but ya never know. Fast healer I guess. Tibia fractures can be pretty quickly put back into action from what I understand as its a non load bearing bone. (Whats it doing there then?)
jmdirt

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08/14/2014 10:24 AM
Non load bearing? The tibia is a ("the") weight bearing bone.

I hope that he isn't rushing his recovery.
jookey

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08/14/2014 10:47 AM
He's probably recovers well by eating plenty of red meat.
CERV

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08/14/2014 12:33 PM
Prediction: I betcha he can't hang with froome and quintana in the initial mountain stages, but never loses too much time, and ends up making a comeback to a 3rd place podium in the 3rd week (overtaking horner)
CERV

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08/14/2014 12:34 PM
Posted By CERV __ on 08/14/2014 12:33 PM
Prediction: I betcha he can't hang with froome and quintana in the initial mountain stages, but never loses too much time, and ends up making a comeback to a 3rd place podium in the 3rd week (overtaking horner)


79pmooney

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08/14/2014 01:16 PM
Prediction #2: Contador will be using this as a start to getting back to top form next July; that he will take this Vuelta as far as his body and competitive juices take him for a kick-starter on his road back but that what podium spot (if any he gets here matters about zero to AC.

Edit: This is the Tour of Spain and he is (very) Spanish, so he will act quite convincingly that it matters a lot to him.

Ben
stronz

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08/14/2014 01:56 PM
jm - you are 100% right. Fibula is the non-load bearing bone. Jeez -- how the heck is AC doing this?
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