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Re: team Sky news
« Reply #60 on: April 10, 2012, 10:09 »
See Jamsque I disagree with you there.

If they had used Flecha better at PR, he might have had a decent chance.  Using him to attack and try to get the others to work and riding for EBH was the wrong decision.  If they had ridden solely for JAF he would have done better.

It is hard for them though, with so many goals and half the team out ....
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #61 on: April 10, 2012, 10:15 »
    All he's done on the road this year is Down Under and Paris-Nice.

    I don't think his return will suddenly transform Sky in to a dominant force in the classics, but you can see from the numbers they had at the front in Roubaix that they have a very strong squad, they just seem to lack a real winner. On-form EBH should be able to fill that role, but G certainly can too.
    Cheers Jammy. It may take some time and patience if these two are the winners of the classics.


    Without wishing to advertise...

    I was quote focused in an old blog to say that he would be the future of classic racing (the other guy in the article has arguably outshone him so far).

    http://road.cc/content/blog/8689-tour-flanders-2012

    After his Tour stage win last year I thought he would kick on, but it hasn't happened for his this season as yet.
    Nice one, and top memory too, I couldn't remember this edition of the RvV if I tried.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #62 on: April 18, 2012, 13:20 »
    Sky's classics season has been a failure this year. Flecha was his usual close-but-not-close-enough self, EBH still can't seem to hang with the big boys on the cobbles

    I realise this was written beforehand but I was more disappointed at EBH's futile suicide attack at AGR than his lack of cobbled success. A "sprint" up a hill should be his forte and he seemed to be progressing well in this regard (last years Tour).
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #63 on: April 18, 2012, 13:27 »
    I disagree.

    EBH is too hefty to be a contender in a sprint up a 10-15% gradient. His best chance at winning an Ardennes race is a solo attack so he can take advantage of his huge motor. Tactically it made sense for him to go because Nordhaug was in the group and obviously going well.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #64 on: April 18, 2012, 14:12 »
    I dont think EBH will ever be that competative in the ardennes. Think he needs to focus his efforts around the cobbled classics, time trialing and sprinting. Like in the previous post i dont think he can sprint on a 10-15% gradient. However i think sky can improve massivly in the ardenne classics. I think Kennaugh, Nordhaug, Uran and Heneo are all capable of placing high in the ardenne classics. If Lofkvist stays (hope he does) i think he needs to concentrate his efforts on hill climbing. I dont think he has what it takes to be a GC man. Maybe then he can get some results again.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #66 on: April 20, 2012, 18:45 »
    New Jaguar XF Sportbrake Team Car Launched..

    And the rest of the photos if you like cars http://albums.teamskyfans.com/2012/XF%20Sportbrake%20Launch/index.html
    photo credit ndc

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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #67 on: April 20, 2012, 18:53 »
    New Jaguar XF Sportbrake Team Car Launched..

    More photos to follow on tsf, photo credit ndc

    FUGLY

    Nice photo ndc ofc but I much rather the rainforest sky kit.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #68 on: April 21, 2012, 08:56 »
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #69 on: April 21, 2012, 09:00 »
    2 sky Docos coming out

    wonder how many times Wiggo will say he is in the form of his life  ::)

    http://skyatlantic.sky.com/bradley-wiggins-tour-of-duty/two-new-cycling-documentaries-coming-to-sky-atlantic?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

    Lots until the first long  TdF TT when he loses minutes to T Martin, Canc and a few others. Then we will start to hear about all the little problems he had in the build up ;)
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #70 on: April 21, 2012, 09:06 »
    FUGLY

    Nice photo ndc ofc but I much rather the rainforest sky kit.
    Sacrilege, did you just call the Jag ugly?

    But it does look a bit carp in comparison to the usual Jaguar lot.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #71 on: April 21, 2012, 09:10 »
    Sacrilege, did you just call the Jag ugly?

    But it does look a bit carp in comparison to the usual Jaguar lot.

    yes flipping ugly even

    seriously who puts a huge teal blue strip through the middle of a Jag - team sky obviously  :-[

    what they should have done is gone the rainforest green of last year TDF but pained the whole car that colour

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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #72 on: April 21, 2012, 09:15 »
    It's the region below the headlights where it seems all hacked up. The bumper...

    An XKR, that would be sexy as hell.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #73 on: April 21, 2012, 17:46 »
    Full audio interview from yesterday with Juan Antonio Flecha
    http://teamskyfans.com/audio.html
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #74 on: April 24, 2012, 12:24 »
    Chris froome returns to action tomm   after wrestling with recurrent Bilharzia, Pneumonia and Typhoid  says  Paul Sherwen.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #75 on: April 24, 2012, 12:27 »
    Chris froome returns to action tomm   after wrestling with recurrent Bilharzia, Pneumonia and Typhoid  says  Paul Sherwen.

    think you missed the plague - Typhoid Chris Brother of Mary  O0 
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #76 on: April 24, 2012, 12:47 »
    Bloody hell, what has Froome been eating?
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #77 on: April 24, 2012, 12:56 »
    Must've stood too close to Paul, would explain the typhoid. Good luck to Fromage, hope he has a top second half though.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #79 on: April 27, 2012, 08:23 »
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #81 on: April 27, 2012, 08:41 »


    as an Englishman i cannot believe they have this. i would cringe with embarrassment every time someone read it
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #82 on: April 27, 2012, 08:58 »
    as an Englishman i cannot believe they have this. i would cringe with embarrassment every time someone read it

    Sounds vaguely familiar. Was it taken from the film Wall Street or something?  ;D
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #83 on: April 27, 2012, 09:00 »
    Sounds vaguely familiar. Was it taken from the film Wall Street or something?  ;D

    I bet they got a serious amount of slagging from the peloton.  ;D
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #84 on: April 27, 2012, 09:05 »


    :fp

    Get Fred Trueman to correct that.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #85 on: April 27, 2012, 12:09 »
    Wow, 'Edge is always Turning' is now conservative marketing compared to this :D
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #87 on: May 02, 2012, 11:45 »


    I swear Cav is sucking his gut in in that photo
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    Re: team Sky news
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