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Re: team Sky news
« Reply #480 on: January 30, 2013, 17:18 »
A Team Sky webchat where you can ask questions to JTL and Swift. From 5-6 British time.

http://www.teamsky.com/article/0,27290,17545_8456251,00.html
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #481 on: January 30, 2013, 17:39 »
    A Team Sky webchat where you can ask questions to JTL and Swift. From 5-6 British time.

    http://www.teamsky.com/article/0,27290,17545_8456251,00.html
    JTL seems nicely settled in and relaxed.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #482 on: February 06, 2013, 18:20 »
    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/thomas-builds-for-classics-at-tour-of-qatar

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    Thus, rather than race in France or Italy in early March, Team Sky's classics outfit, including Geraint Thomas, Bernhard Eisel and Edvald Boasson Hagen, will train in the relative seclusion of Mount Teide, Tenerife for close to two weeks ahead of Milano-Sanremo. The dormant volcano was an important training site for Team Sky's Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome ahead of the 2012 Tour de France, as well as for third-placed Vincenzo Nibali an many of his new Astana and former Liquigas-Cannondale teammates.
    Interesting that Tenerife rather than being dropped really seems like the place for Sky to be atm, you wouldn't think of it for the classics squad but Kerrison has nailed everything he has done so far.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #483 on: February 06, 2013, 18:40 »
    Seems like a huge gamble if you go by conventional cycling wisdom. From a fan perspective I'm mostly just annoyed that I won't see some of my favourite riders in those great early-season stage races.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #484 on: February 11, 2013, 18:25 »
    Wiggo :fp

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/wiggins-confirms-that-froome-will-lead-team-sky-in-oman

    Wiggins prefers to focus on his own training and racing rather than gathering intelligence on his key rivals. He did not know that Contador had won in Argentina and struggled to identify Joaquim Rodriguez.

    "I don’t really follow the results. What did he (Contador) do?" he asked, with genuine ingenuity.

    "I think he's probably the favourite on a climb like that. Then there's the Spanish guy from Katusha who is quite good too. Looking how steep it is in the book, it seems suited to those guys."
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #485 on: February 11, 2013, 18:34 »
    He's in the zone  :cool:
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #486 on: February 11, 2013, 18:37 »
    Wiggins taking the mick regarding Rodriguez. As far as contador, how many fans even bother keeping up with the results of San Luis, i doubt half the peloton checks all the latest results for races their team isnt involved in. To be honest, I know contador was at San Luis, but i couldnt tell you if he won a stage and if he did which one, i really wasnt paying much attention.

    The J-Rod thing is amusing though :D
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #487 on: February 11, 2013, 18:43 »
    Yeh he certainly knew who Purito was. I guess his point was that he isn't really bothered atm about this race and where he finishes. It isn't for him.
    Though having said that he isn't the brightest cookie in the jar.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #488 on: February 11, 2013, 22:50 »
    Wiggo is the wind-up master, I love it, and he knows exactly what he is doing.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #489 on: February 11, 2013, 23:28 »
    thats is just gamesmanship.

    pretty well done ...  :D
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #490 on: February 11, 2013, 23:53 »
    Gamesmanship and winding up who? To what end?
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #491 on: February 12, 2013, 00:00 »
    Gamesmanship and winding up who? To what end?

    Dont think its gamesmanship against J-rod, its gamesmanship against the press and fans. Brad just loves giving the snarks something to get het up about.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #492 on: February 12, 2013, 00:05 »
     So he punks J Rod like that just to get some power kick? Strange to say the least
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #493 on: February 12, 2013, 00:35 »
    So he punks J Rod like that just to get some power kick? Strange to say the least

    It's not aimed at J-Rod, it's aimed at the press and the fans.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #494 on: February 12, 2013, 03:06 »
    McGrath, or is it Warney? Still should be enough to grate off the arse of many around. The reaction will make it funny.

    In real news
    http://www1.skysports.com/cycling/news/15264/8494769/Bradley-Wiggins-and-Mark-Cavendish-warned-over-track-cycling-return
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #495 on: February 12, 2013, 06:44 »
    Its not wiggins comments that annoy. These ones anyway seem harmless, which is the point. Its the declarations by fans like was always the case with mourinho, evertime he says something that whatever words.come.out of his.mouth in whatever order must be part of some  thoroughly thought out chessmaster mind games designed for maximum.impact.

    By calling j.rod.a katusha rider, really? In an offhand comment at the crappiest race of the crappiest month to an article no one will read. From.a guy notorious for not thinking before speaking.
    Really?

    Wiggins could fart into the microphone without noticing and some.people here would analyze it as a carefully designed critique of 1 his haters, 2 the uci and 3 the UN, all.at once.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #496 on: February 12, 2013, 06:50 »
    He's no genius, and spews a lot of shoite, I've said that earlier. If he was savvy he'd have easily avoided the doping fracas in the past.

    This wasn't mastery, but it was a pretty obvious wind up. Really, does a wind up need media training? And seeing that CN article, the first comment shows that he has grated some.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #497 on: February 12, 2013, 08:32 »
    so actually wiggins is just a bit of a jerk
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #498 on: February 12, 2013, 08:42 »
    The reactions make it funny, QED.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #499 on: February 12, 2013, 09:54 »
    Exactly. It winds up people who don't like him and amuses people who do; mainly because it winds up people who don't like him.

    It's self-fulfilling but couldn't be made possible without the help of negative comments. So thanks to those who made them.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #500 on: February 12, 2013, 10:05 »
    I seriously don't understand why Wiggo fans like his behavior. If Alberto started doing sh*t like this I would not like him anymore. Show some respect I'd tell him.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #501 on: February 12, 2013, 10:20 »
    Remember when Lance called out CVV and Sastre? :D
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #502 on: February 12, 2013, 13:36 »
    I seriously don't understand why Wiggo fans like his behavior. If Alberto started doing sh*t like this I would not like him anymore. Show some respect I'd tell him.
    If Wiggins started doing that twitty pretending to shoot a gun thing, he'd have to be a lot more amusing to make me still like him. No sign he's going to, fortunately.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #503 on: February 12, 2013, 16:56 »
    Whats worse, Wiggins behaviour, or the behaviour of the press who jump on every single backhanded comment and turn it into a story?

    They are both as bad as each other, Wiggins for winding them up, the press for falling for it and publicising it, and then of course the fans read the press, get the wrong idea, and in the month of february, with not much racing going on, who are we talking about.. Wiggins :D
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #504 on: February 12, 2013, 17:35 »
    If Wiggins started doing that twitty pretending to shoot a gun thing, he'd have to be a lot more amusing to make me still like him. No sign he's going to, fortunately.

    Doing that twitty pretending to shoot a gun thing says nothing about his personality though, fortunately.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #505 on: February 12, 2013, 20:01 »
    Just a reminder we are all friends and respect each other
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #506 on: February 12, 2013, 23:14 »
    Yeh Wiggo plays the media merry go round very nicely imo.
    At the same time he does come across as a bit weird and he probably is..but then aren't we all?   :P

    And the media.. you would think they are studying English literature back in school analysing the number of commas in each stanza and then reasoning out the deeper meaning behind those commas  :rolleye
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #507 on: February 12, 2013, 23:50 »

    And the media.. you would think they are studying English literature back in school analysing the number of commas in each stanza and then reasoning out the deeper meaning behind those commas  :rolleye


    The media?  :S

    The headline of the article was "Wiggins confirms that Froome will lead Team Sky in Oman" and 99% of it was about how Wiggins and Froome are doing in Oman

    There was a very brief mention right at the end with absolutely no analysis that Wiggins "struggled to identify Joaquim Rodríguez"

    So where exactly was all this - " analysing the number of commas in each stanza and then reasoning out the deeper meaning behind those commas".?


    The only people who seem to be  overanalyzing his comments are you guys with comments like this.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #508 on: February 13, 2013, 10:36 »
    I predict Wiggins will make a lot more news in 2013 for saying stupid things than for his bike riding.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #509 on: February 13, 2013, 12:03 »
    I predict Wiggins will make a lot more news in 2013 for saying stupid things than for his bike riding.

    cool, then we can discuss the comments and why he said them and who posted what and what that means again

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