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Alberto Contador shows off shiny teeth. The Post Astana Grin.

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Freedom is good.

Freedom is good.

This is the smiling Alberto Contador, the post UCI 2.15.139, article 8.1.f Contador.

That’s the magic clause that states if team doesn’t have its act together by October 20th, the rider may terminate his contract “without notice or liability for damages.”

Yes, we see what the two time yellow jersey winner has been up to the last month when he said he was calm and relaxed. He got his teeth cleaned and whitened. He was in Hollywood for the full A-list, Brad & Angelina, glittering choppers make-over.

Alberto is giving us the Post Astana Grin.

Surely, this photo was taken this weekend at the Pinto bash for all this supporters as they celebrated his amazing Escape From Kazakhstan. It’s a post Vino world for el Pistelero and the man is counting the piles of money. Remember, Caisse d’Epargne is stuffed with Spanish riders and sponsored by a large and solvent bank.

In all the discussions of which team Alberto will sign with, consider this: who do you want signing your checks –a floor covering company (Quickstep), a company that makes GPS units (Garmin) or a powerful financial institution (Caisse d’Epargne)? Uhh, go with the bank.

“Of course I would like to race for a Spanish team and Caisse (d’Epargne) is incomparable, we will see what is going to happen,” said Contador, still tapping his feet to Orishas, his favorite new Cuban hip hip group.

Alberto did say something nice about Astana but it was such an obvious bargaining ploy to extract more dollars from his next team that nobody paid any attention except the bozos at Astana.

The Post Astana Grin was in full effect Monday. Nothing could top that for Alberto Contador except perhaps a “Radioshack-Just-Went-Out-Of-Business Grin.

Written by walshworld

October 26, 2009 at 6:31 pm

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  1. Oh man, it would be good to see him at Caisse.
    The mix of experience (LL Sanchez, Ivan Guttierez, David Lopez and Joa Rodriguez) and super talents (Uran, Rui Costa, Amador) together with Contador and (hopefully) Valverde should beat the Retirement Shack so hard that Lance will never race again after next july.

    Can’t wait.

    I get your fnance point, but I think a lot more banks went bankrupt in the last year than GPS-manufacturers 🙂


    October 27, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    • Is there any doubt in the world he isn’t goin gto Caisse? Yeah, it will be a monster team and make for a fantastic tour battle with Saxo and the Shack. As much as Lance is amazing, I don’t see how he’ll beat Contador or Shleck. Then again, who would have put him on the podium after three years off? Never, ever bet against that man. You know how I feel about valverde– I’ll be stunned if he avoids a world-wide ban.


      October 27, 2009 at 6:49 pm

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