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Re: team Sky news
« Reply #1110 on: February 26, 2016, 11:03 »
I would assume the team is what is if because Luke Rowe, having served his three year apprenticeship and getting some pretty fair results in the process, now gets his opportunity to lead.
 Time for Cardiff boy one to pass the baton to Cardiff boy two, so to speak.

 As for EBH, regardless of talent or teams, to date he remains 20kms short of what it takes to win a monument.
So many great riders do.
It's the reason why they remain the jewel in cycling's crown.
We shall see. There are some riders who Sky turned from nowhere men into world beaters and others like EBH for whom the reverse is true.

He's looked like the old HTC Edvald again since his move and I might be tempted to put a few quid on him for MSR.

I suppose the original point I was interested in was the idea that riders peak within a spring classics season, essentially just the month of March. Does history tell us that it's worth giving the first weekend a miss? Quickstep always seem to have a top team, SVM seems to ride everything, BMC and Katusha? Or can you ride it without giving full gas, just for the run out?
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #1111 on: March 10, 2016, 22:09 »
    I am starting a tradition here of posting in this thread every time Geraint Thomas flips over on the race course.
    No telegraph pole this time, he managed to fall on a climb.

    Brits seem to be very much in favor of his skills on the bike, but in other places he is the favored gregario for the main opponent: "Put Thomas in front of him, that will take him out!"

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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #1112 on: March 10, 2016, 22:38 »
    I am starting a tradition here of posting in this thread every time Geraint Thomas flips over on the race course.
    ....
    This thread should exceed 40 pages by the end of March then.

    In terms of spectacle, this was a poor effort, more of a gradual toppling over than a fall.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #1113 on: March 11, 2016, 07:10 »
    Perhaps he was practising for a place on the team sprint for Rio??

     :shh
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #1114 on: March 11, 2016, 09:52 »
    This thread should exceed 40 pages by the end of March then.

    In terms of spectacle, this was a poor effort, more of a gradual toppling over than a fall.

    Yep, whenever I see a Sky rider on the ground, I automatically assume it's him. Even if he's not in that particular race. :lol
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #1115 on: March 11, 2016, 10:58 »
    Could you imagine if Thomas changed teams to Cannondale? They'd never finish at TTT.

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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #1116 on: March 11, 2016, 13:33 »
    Could you imagine if Thomas changed teams to Cannondale? They'd never finish at TTT.

     He is to bike handling, what Kirby is to commentating. ;)
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #1117 on: March 11, 2016, 13:56 »
    Beñat Intxausti has Mono I think I read somewhere

    the new Sky guys just not dealing well with the training
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #1118 on: March 11, 2016, 16:45 »
    2kms out, and guess who almost managed to crash on his own, again?
    Staying upright seems to be Thomas's biggest obstacle in becoming a GC big cheese.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #1119 on: March 11, 2016, 16:49 »
    He is to bike handling, what Kirby is to commentating. ;)

    That must make Froome Eddie Waring then?




    Sorry parochial UK / 1970's reference there...  ;)
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #1120 on: March 11, 2016, 16:50 »
    2kms out, and guess who almost managed to crash on his own, again?
    Staying upright seems to be Thomas's biggest obstacle in becoming a GC big cheese.
    He really has incredible poor bike handling skills for a former track racer. No wonder Froome has a mancrush on him. Poels better watch out for that virus  ;)

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    team Sky news
    « Reply #1121 on: March 19, 2016, 17:08 »
    Oops he did it again!
    (Geraint Thomas fall, Milano - San Remo).


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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #1122 on: March 19, 2016, 17:17 »
    Oops he did it again!
    (Gearing Thomas fall, Milano - San Remo).

    Hit the deck one more time!
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #1123 on: March 19, 2016, 17:26 »
    Yeah, truly unbelievable, he is a fall magnet. I wouldnt want to ride with him in my neighborhood.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #1124 on: March 19, 2016, 18:03 »
    Yeah, truly unbelievable, he is a fall magnet. I wouldnt want to ride with him in my neighborhood.

    I popped in to actually post the words: "I see that the crash magnet has struck again." :lol :cool
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #1125 on: March 19, 2016, 18:06 »
    He is crashes more than Andy and Frank combined in their best days. Impressive.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #1126 on: March 19, 2016, 18:06 »
    I popped in to actually post the words: "I see that the crash magnet has struck again." :lol :cool
    I like yours better. Crash magnet.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #1127 on: April 09, 2016, 19:53 »
    Not really news but a bit of a thought about what their team selection in the cobbled Classics.

    Given that he is the rider that they have who has their best 2 results in monuments with his performances at MSR why doesn't Ben Swift ride in Flanders and Roubaix. He's someone who to me who would have the neccesary skills for the races (more so Flanders than Roubaix) and does have a decent finish at the end of a 250km+ I find it strange that he isn't selected for them.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #1128 on: April 09, 2016, 21:53 »
    I actually forgot to add a post here for Geraint Thomas falling (again) at the RvV. Shame on me  :angry
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #1129 on: October 05, 2016, 10:00 »
    it´s beginning, slowly, but it will continue.

    aftre Rapha, it´s Castelli´s turn to get a hard time on the web  :P

    https://www.twitter.com/Stephen28780796/status/783423503009808384
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #1130 on: October 05, 2016, 10:22 »
    it´s beginning, slowly, but it will continue.

    aftre Rapha, it´s Castelli´s turn to get a hard time on the web  :P

    https://www.twitter.com/Stephen28780796/status/783423503009808384

    I thought Rapha got a hard time on the Web even before they were associated with  #sky
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #1131 on: October 05, 2016, 10:32 »
    I thought Rapha got a hard time on the Web even before they were associated with  #sky
    yes, it was a match made in keyboard warrior Valhalla
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #1132 on: November 28, 2016, 18:12 »
    https://twitter.com/pelotonmagazine/status/803298733563768832

    Putting this here, but also remember Darkside is the doping discussion place  ;)
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #1134 on: January 25, 2017, 13:38 »
    yes, it was a match made in keyboard warrior Valhalla

    Yes but somewhat deserved (outside of Sky)  -  a pompous start up selling unashamedly extortionately over priced, simply styled cycling clobber; waiting as their total reason for being as an entity to be bought out or floated... good luck to them, but they should not be immune to some gentle web ribbing!  No textile pun intended!
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