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Monday
Jul192010

IMTALK EPISODE 219

News: Challenge Roth results, Chrissie is amazing, Pro Qualifying confirmed, Challenge add ninth race, IM Texas sells out, John's ITU update. 

Age Grouper of the Week: Liam Dolan nominated David Tunney for overcoming so much adversity, like getting hit by a bus, to achieve a sub 10 in his first IM. 

Website of the Week: www.runtri.com This site has some great stats on qualifying times for Kona. 

Interview: We interview Sandy from Xtreme Endurance about their product. 

This Weeks Websites: Pro qualifying, choosing a coach.

 

 

Reader Comments (5)

Can we get something going here? Here is my question: should Contador have waited for Schlek when he experienced mechanical issues?

July 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJames "Wiseone"

Really tough call. I think many in the peloton would have waiting. However, Contador purposefully didnt look back so that afterwards he could claim ignorance. Its not black and white, but Cervelo co-founder Gerard Vroomen "twatted" it best: "Contador just gained a great chance to win, but he lost the chance to win greatly." I think even Contador admits as much in his youtube apology http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdOJLuePexs. Either way, makes for an interesting next few days.

July 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDoran Bosso

If I was ever in Contador's Place (i.e riding in yellow at the tour), I wouldn't have made that move. A number of years ago, Lance, was going up one of the the final climbs of a stage, got his handle bars caught on a spectators bag and crashed. The lead group (Ulrich etc), all pulled back the pace and waited for Lace to catch back up. I hope Schlek brings the pain on Friday's stage, and shoves Contador in the hurt locker

July 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew Winter

I think Contador didn't do much wrong - Schleck was changing gear during an all-out attack, I don't care how sophisticated your groupset is, this is not a great idea. I would have liked to see Contador have the strength of his convictions and not give a half-hearted apology; he knew what he was doing.

In terms of the stage yesterday, great ride by Schleck, really gutsy to go all out but pretty disappointed that Contador didn't challenge for the win, it's all very well respecting Schleck's effort but this is bike racing! Go for the Win!

July 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRoly

I don't think that anyone would argue that Contador is much more concerned about winning the Tour than improving his image as a Dick. If it's a marginal call winning vs. sportsmanship on the bike, Contador has proven he will always go for the win. I think we would have been MORE surprised if he did wait.

July 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel McBride

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