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Re: team Sky news
« Reply #540 on: February 26, 2013, 13:51 »
I have a feeling that Wiggo might get beat up in the Giro and pull out of the tour.

he will be fatigued and ride the Vuelta , just a feeling 
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #541 on: February 27, 2013, 15:42 »
    I agree with you JSG. The other thing that always requires attention when it comes to Sky is that Brailsford is head of British Cycling too. If he thinks a rider has a shot at the Worlds, he'll need to think about selecting him for the Vuelta.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #542 on: February 28, 2013, 23:20 »
    David Brailsford from today onwards shall no long be called by Dave but rather Sir Dave

    Edit: Highlights here from around 1:15
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21612195
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #543 on: March 01, 2013, 08:31 »
    Just beautiful, everyone should watch this - Sky Cav focus , but amazing

     
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #544 on: March 15, 2013, 06:51 »
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #545 on: March 18, 2013, 14:16 »
    Chris Froome asked Michelle to marry him

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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #548 on: March 23, 2013, 16:02 »
    GT triple?
    Is he nuts? :S

    EDIT: Hang on, don't answer that. We already know he is.
    Is he completely and utterly nuts?
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #549 on: March 23, 2013, 18:00 »
    GT triple?
    Is he nuts? :S

    EDIT: Hang on, don't answer that. We already know he is.
    Is he completely and utterly nuts?

    More like not ride the Tour I think.

    as I said somewhere - I have a feeling Wiggo will come out of the Giro and say No tour for me too tired , by the way good luck Chris
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #550 on: March 23, 2013, 23:41 »
    yep - if he is already talking about adding the Vuelta I think its fair to assume that is the plan.   Wiggo for Giro and Vuelta and Froomedog for Tour.

    Makes sense really ... and Sky currently have enough high level dom's to field them each a decent enough team to make it happen.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #551 on: March 24, 2013, 07:44 »
    Hmm, I didn't think of that.
    But why on earth can't he just say that directly, instead of these vague half-sentences?
    Would the British populace go mad if their "hero" didn't "defend" his title in the "greatest" race there is?
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #552 on: March 24, 2013, 08:00 »
    I have a feeling that Wiggo might get beat up in the Giro and pull out of the tour.

    he will be fatigued and ride the Vuelta , just a feeling

    I think he will compete for the win. There are TT's in which he can gain a good amount of time on his competition an his rivals will have a hard time dropping him in the mountain. Luckily this is the Gio and not the TdF. There will be more variety in stages, allthough I haven't really chekked the ourse yet.

    I doubt he will do the TDF though.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #554 on: March 26, 2013, 13:33 »
    Other riders can benefit from Skys Mtn Train.  Inorder to capitalize they need a great TT and be prepared to attack in final 3k of stages.  In Criterium International, all other GC riders looked well below Skys performance on climb.  What ever happened to building form towards goal.  I know Sky has there consistent form mantra now.  Wiggins appears to still be building up for Giro which starts in a month......in contrast to last yr.  Maybe, he plans to build for TDF thru Giro n catch Froome off gua.rd
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #555 on: March 26, 2013, 21:42 »
    Has anyone heard the reason for Tiernan-Locke's DNF at Crit Intl? I know he DNF at P-N, where he was ill, but not aware of any reason for the latest.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #556 on: March 26, 2013, 22:21 »
    Thanks - I did hear that he'd been pulling hard early on the last stage but wasn't sure if anything had come out. Sounds likely in any case.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #557 on: March 26, 2013, 22:30 »
    Was terrible weather on the climbing stage, so just pulling out might  be logical.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #558 on: April 11, 2013, 11:10 »


     :lol bored me thinks
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #559 on: April 16, 2013, 14:41 »
    Sky's Giro and Tour teams near finalisation
     


    Cycling Weekly believes the Grand Tour teams will be roughly as follows...

    Giro d'Italia: Bradley Wiggins, Pete Kennaugh, Dario Cataldo, Rigoberto Uran, Vasil Kiryienka, Kanstantsin Siutsou, Christian Knees, David Lopez, Danny Pate.

    Tour de France (9 out of 10): Chris Froome, Bradley Wiggins, Richie Porte, David Lopez, Sergio Henao, Vasil Kiryienka, Kanstantsin Siutsou, Edvald Boasson Hagen, Geraint Thomas, Bernhard Eisel.


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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #560 on: April 16, 2013, 20:25 »
    There are quite a few things wrong with their predictions including that as far as I know Kiryienka is certainly doing the Tour.

    They really only have confirmed that Kennaugh, Uran and Cataldo will be there, all of whom have confirmed that in interviews I have read from them. I also am quite sure that Lopez will be riding the Giro as well and Zandio.

    Good thinking and nice to hear DB keeping realistic about Wiggins at the Tour. He may not even turn out to be a valuable domestic. Not rocket science but still the whole winning the double thing does get bit a tad tiresome.

    Even more interesting though is the final word of the article:

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    "The reality is there'll be a little bit of question mark over Bradley coming out of the Giro," Brailsford added. "He could be flying, but he might not. We don't want to count on him necessarily. If he is in great shape, he and Froome will be there, if not then [it'll be] Richie and Sergio."

    Does that mean that Henao will not be riding the Giro?
    If so then that really will be encouraging for Froome and will additionally be a big loss to Wiggins. With the form that Henao has shown so far this year he will probably be the most valuable domestic at the Giro.

    Also if Henao does not do the Tour then what does that mean for his Vuelta chances? Most people kind of have assumed that Sky will send Uran and Henao to the Vuelta (maybe Wiggins will arrive to spice things up as well and prepare for the worlds). But if Henao does the Tour then he may not end up as leader for the Vuelta, especially as going on Porte's form at the Vuelta (where he nearly won a MTF stage, but was not up there consistently) even a domestique for Sky will have hard time maintaining proper form in the Vuelta. So that may mean Uran gets the leadership...

    Yet it may be that DB meant Sergio will ride Tour and Giro, which would be disappointing as he may be burned out for the Tour and it would also mean that he will be forced to be domestiquing for both, rather than receiving his own chance in the Vuelta.

    This seems to suggest so as Wiggins apparently seems to say that Henao will be supporting him in the Giro:

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    And asked about the Giro, wrote: "In recent days, I could not complete the survey as I wanted, but after the Trentino and have time to try the stopwatch. In turn the optical condition is generally good, the approach was similar to the Tour last year, I have a good feeling. Henao will live up to replace Froome, I have full confidence in him. "

    Pretty interesting, but all speculation..
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #561 on: April 29, 2013, 17:45 »
    Wiggins  has come out and said that he intends to ride the Tour as near to 100% as possible.  Froome's heart has sunk into a pit of oblivion somewhere.  Michelle is sharpening her knives as we speak...

    In all seriousness though, unless he has the world's greatest recovery powers (at which point the clinic/dark side goes into meltdown), there is no way he can hope to pull it off - in my view.  Froome has been pretty impressive this year, and deserves to go in as the team's leader.  If Wiggins does continue to talk about joint leadership, I'd love to see Froome put the hammer down on the first mountain stage, and go nuts   :)
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #562 on: April 29, 2013, 17:57 »
    The only problem is that Wiggins seems to be talking like he wants the leadership decision made within the first week of the Tour. If he somehow convinces DB of that and then goes ahead and takes his Giro form to the Tour..

    Well like Froome showed in the Vuelta you can be in good form in the first week and then most likely he will combust as the Tour goes on, so I hope he does not jepoardise Froome's chance of winning, because that would just be daft.

    But I don't think that will happen, sometimes I just wonder when it comes to Wiggins..  :rolleye
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #563 on: April 30, 2013, 00:19 »
    Froome responds
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/22347741

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    "There has been much speculation regarding the leadership for Team Sky at the Tour de France this year. I have made it clear that winning the Tour would be my main objective for 2013.

     "Attempting to win the Tour de France, is a massive undertaking, and will take total commitment from each and every team member.

     "The Tour team has yet to be selected but with the depth of talent that we have at Team Sky, I have no doubt that the strongest and most willing riders will be there to support me."
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #564 on: April 30, 2013, 00:41 »
    Its a work. No way theyll be disunited at the Tour.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #565 on: April 30, 2013, 01:09 »
    might make the Tour a bit more interesting  :D
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #566 on: April 30, 2013, 01:26 »
    might make the Tour a bit more interesting  :D
    If something is too good to be true its probably too good to be true. 2 months is more than enough time to patch up differences.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #567 on: May 06, 2013, 12:51 »
    Team Sky Team Principal Sir Dave Brailsford has re-emphasised the team’s Grand Tour objectives after a strong start to the season.

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    On the decision process for this summer Brailsford added: “As always the team selection is a management decision and it will be evidence-based. However it is crucial there is clarity of purpose and for that reason we will go to the Tour with one leader.

    “Taking that into consideration and given Chris’ step up in performances this year, our plan, as it has been since January is to have him lead the Tour de France team.

    “With over seven weeks until the Tour and the Giro to focus on, our final selection of nine won’t be confirmed until after the Dauphine

    so Chris is the leader but we might change that  ;)
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #568 on: May 06, 2013, 14:02 »
    The very fact that he feels the need to communicate publicly that Froome is the leader is very telling.
    Did they sack their PR agent to make room for Kerrison? Such things get sorted behind the scenes... :'(
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #569 on: May 07, 2013, 22:32 »
    Finally we have the leadership for the Tour sorted  :lol

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