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citoyen

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Team Sky names its first six riders
« on: September 09, 2009, 12:43:31 pm »
Team Sky names its first six riders | Latest News | Cycling Weekly

Nothing to confirm/deny the Wiggo rumours.

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Re: Team Sky names its first six riders
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2009, 01:07:02 am »
And the next 10 here: Sky Announces Ten More Riders | Cyclingnews.com

Flecha, Boasson Hagen, Lövkvist, Gerrans, Arvesen, Possoni, Henderson, Augustyn, Carlström, Nordhaug

(pretty much as per pre announcement leaks)

Snugsy

Re: Team Sky names its first six riders
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2009, 09:38:20 am »
Woo-hoo! Some of my favourite riders are in the Sky team, viz:

Lövkvist
Arvesen
Flecha (hero!)
Augustyn (bless 'im)
Thomas

This is going to be a very serious team.

All we need now is Wiggo...

citoyen

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Re: Team Sky names its first six riders
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2009, 10:11:24 am »
Lots of great signings there... but Boasson Hagen? Blimey! That's a really serious statement of intent.

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Re: Team Sky names its first six riders
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2009, 10:16:44 am »
That's looking quite good now.  If they have Wiggins, I guess they would be a good team to support him.

Maybe Sky are serious.
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Re: Team Sky names its first six riders
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2009, 10:34:29 am »
They look serious, some of the best domestic and continental riders...

Well done to them for snagging Russ Downing and Geriant Thomas.  I had a feeling RD was heading that way after the Tour of Ireland, when the rumours started and he would neither confirm or deny them :)
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citoyen

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Re: Team Sky names its first six riders
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2009, 10:54:05 am »
I'm surprised we've not heard any news of who RadioShack are signing yet - as far as I can see, the team consists of Armstrong, Leipheimer, Steegmans and... er, no one else so far.

Has Lance been trumped by the Brits? Or have I missed a news story or two?

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Re: Team Sky names its first six riders
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2009, 10:57:30 am »
Surely Armstrong will want that really good rider that won the TdF?  You know, the Spanish one.  Who's better than him... ;)
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Re: Team Sky names its first six riders
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2009, 11:19:05 am »
Surely Armstrong will want that really good rider that won the TdF?  You know, the Spanish one.  Who's better than him... ;)



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Re: Team Sky names its first six riders
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2009, 12:27:11 pm »
While getting "Wonderful" Boasson-Hagen is a bit of a coup, Team Sky are still lacking a  realistic  GC contender for the grand tours (British or otherwise), and a decent sprinter.  At the moment anyway.
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Re: Team Sky names its first six riders
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2009, 02:03:15 pm »
and a decent sprinter.  At the moment anyway.




Hmmm considers starting Boonen rumour ,after he was only recreational. ;)
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Re: Team Sky names its first six riders
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2009, 05:01:01 pm »
It's shaping up very nicely. Will be interesting to see if Nibali is also confirmed after his good TdF this year.

I really hope the kit is nice and made by someone decent. It would be such a shame if our flagship team were so badly kitted out that we didn't want to own the jersey and show some support!

Snugsy

Re: Team Sky names its first six riders
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2009, 05:26:57 pm »
I really hope the kit is nice and made by someone decent. It would be such a shame if our flagship team were so badly kitted out that we didn't want to own the jersey and show some support!

The Sky +HD track kit is OK IMHO. Hope the road kit is similar without too many logos.

Sky+HD track team officially unveiled | Latest News | Cycling Weekly

Re: Team Sky names its first six riders
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2009, 05:22:46 pm »
I wouldn't want to ride in 35° heat and blazing sun wearing something as black as that.
Cervelo decided to switch to white for the Tour because of that.

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Re: Team Sky names its first six riders
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2009, 07:21:57 pm »
I wouldn't want to ride in 35° heat and blazing sun wearing something as black as that.
Cervelo decided to switch to white for the Tour because of that.

They said that, and it gained them a lot of publicity....
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Re: Team Sky names its first six riders
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2009, 11:56:28 am »
I'm surprised we've not heard any news of who RadioShack are signing yet - as far as I can see, the team consists of Armstrong, Leipheimer, Steegmans and... er, no one else so far.

Has Lance been trumped by the Brits? Or have I missed a news story or two?

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Johan posted the team members yesterday.

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Re: Team Sky names its first six riders
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2009, 03:44:52 pm »
Good to see Russell Downing has got as ride with them  :thumbsup:
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Re: Team Sky names its first six riders
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2009, 11:02:46 pm »
And it looks as if Bradley will be joining them..

Sky Expected To Announce Wiggins Signing Today | Cyclingnews.com
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Re: Team Sky names its first six riders
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2009, 11:03:49 pm »
Well I read elsewhere yesterday that he wasn't, as Garmin was not releasing him. I need to check where though...
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Re: Team Sky names its first six riders
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2009, 11:20:59 am »
Tis official. Whoever would have thought that one was coming?
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Re: Team Sky names its first six riders
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2009, 11:23:45 am »
Blimey !  That's a bit of a coup.
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Re: Team Sky names its first six riders
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2009, 02:51:11 pm »
I suppose Wiggo knows Brailsford and thinks it will work better for him

Sky doesn't have enough fire power to give Wiggo a real shot at winning the TdF this year but that was true of Garmin too.  Maybe Garmin wanted Van Summeren or Van Velde to be their GC hopefuls ahead of Wiggo. 

Maybe Wiggo thinks he will place higher with Sky.  It might help his domestic profile too.  Wiggo /Cav /Hoy are famous enough to be looking to do interesting stuff after they "retire". 

A 4 year deal with Sky would take him to age 33, it's the peak of his career.  He has to be in a position to really make his mark and being top dog at Sky would suit that.
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Re: Team Sky names its first six riders
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2009, 07:03:11 pm »

Wiggo out celebrating his move to Team Sky.


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Re: Team Sky names its first six riders
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2009, 09:31:50 pm »
;D ;D ;D
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Re: Team Sky names its first six riders
« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2009, 09:58:35 pm »
It's great to have Bradley on board.  :thumbsup:

I'm still waiting to see what the kit is going to be like. Anyone know when it's due to be unveiled? I guess it can't be too far away as they're riding the Tour Down Under in early January.