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Re: Sky
« Reply #1980 on: April 20, 2017, 10:02 »
Quick-Step podiumed: Le Samyn, P-Nice, Sanremo, Dwars(win), E3Prijs, DePanne(win), Flanders(win), Scheldeprijs(win), Roubaix, Brabantse Pijl, Amstel(win), Fleche

won 5 stage in San Luis, 3 stages and GC in Dubai, 2 stages Algarve
Ah, but that's mostly classics and stages. That means it's OK. :P
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    Re: Sky
    « Reply #1981 on: April 20, 2017, 10:05 »
    I always laugh at people when they say Sky Diminate

    Wiggo did

    Froome Does

    but they don´t win that much if you remove those 2
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    Re: Sky
    « Reply #1982 on: April 20, 2017, 10:18 »
    the dominate in a different way.  They use the team differently.

    Quickstep have used their team to attack and send people off the front, then control things behind to allow their guy the best chance - and its paid off.  Different guys have won because they have a good depth of talent.

    Sky too have a good depth of talent, but they use that talent ALL IN for the one guy.  Many of the doms at Sky could have been successful in their own right, but have been used in the Sky train to control things for the GC guy (whether it was Wiggo, Froome or in some cases Porte)

    It means the results sheets look different - but both teams have dominated the respective races they have targetted.

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    Re: Sky
    « Reply #1983 on: April 20, 2017, 10:21 »
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    Re: Sky
    « Reply #1984 on: April 20, 2017, 12:19 »
    I always laugh at people when they say Sky Diminate

    Wiggo did

    Froome Does

    but they don´t win that much if you remove those 2

     Very true.
     For the most part, folks who that say Sky dominate are generally those who have Sky constantly on their radar, for whatever reason.
     I think it's fair to say that they are almost permanently in Digger's cross hairs, to the point of being unhealthy.
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    Re: Sky
    « Reply #1985 on: April 20, 2017, 20:30 »
    Very true.
     For the most part, folks who that say Sky dominate are generally those who have Sky constantly on their radar, for whatever reason.
     I think it's fair to say that they are almost permanently in Digger's cross hairs, to the point of being unhealthy.

    It doesnt help their cause when they say things that are demonstrably untrue. I don't think it was Digger but after Poels won last years LBL there were tweets along the lines of.

    "A rider who has never won a race before suddenly wins a monument?"

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    "someone whose best result before this was 2nd overall at the Tour of Britain winning a monument?"

    both untrue and probably an attempt to play to an audience who are just anti sky and accept anything derogatory towards them as being accurate.
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