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Contador says no to Specialized bikes? Unique Schwinn offer surfaces.

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Schwinn varsity

Is Contador riding a vintage Schwinn in the Tour?

Not so fast, says Brother Fran!

La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador has signed a contract to ride Specialized bikes for the coming season.

That would now appear to be news to Contador’s brother, mechanic and financial advisor, Fran. “That’s incredible. It has nothing to do with reality. I don’t know what’s behind this leak,” he said. “It surprised me that this news made it into a lot of important media outlets without any foundation at all.”

Specialized, Trek, Colnago and Pinarello have all confirmed making bike offers to Contador. The latest rumor making the rounds has Schwinn raising the stakes even higher with a plan to supply the Spaniard with vintage 70’s yellow Schwinn Varsitys.

The famous Schwinn 10 speeds were stored in a warehouse in Mississippi and are in perfect working condition according to a source who has inspected them. “They look like they could still fly — them tires need pumping though,” said Elmer Wilkins, a former warehouse employee.

“Indeed, this proposal has been made,” said Contador’s brother. “It is a rather appealing offer. We will examine it carefully from a sporting perspective. If Alberto wins the tour again on a 35 year old bike, there will be no question who is the champion.”


Written by walshworld

November 16, 2009 at 7:04 pm

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