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mattc

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Re: Team Sky names its first six riders
« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2009, 06:00:27 pm »
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Rig of Jarkness

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Re: Team Sky names its first six riders
« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2009, 06:25:13 pm »
David Millar has some not quite so fulsome comments on Wiggins and Sky here...Millar To Ride Out Career With Garmin-Transitions | Cyclingnews.com
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Re: Team Sky names its first six riders
« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2009, 11:32:13 am »
David Millar has some not quite so fulsome comments on Wiggins and Sky here...Millar To Ride Out Career With Garmin-Transitions | Cyclingnews.com


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Re: Team Sky names its first six riders
« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2009, 08:35:23 pm »
I love the idea of a a world-beating Sky Team with Brad, Cav & Geraint, run by Dave from Deiniolen... but I hate evil right-wing megalomaniacs.

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Re: Team Sky names its first six riders
« Reply #29 on: December 13, 2009, 10:11:02 pm »
Now it's actually happened, I'm slightly disappointed that Brad left Garmin. There's a grain of truth in what Millar says - Sky are nouveau riche upstarts and Brailsford is very much an outsider to the world of road cycling.

But on the other hand... so what! It will be great to see a British team with a genuinely world class British rider leading it in the Tour de France.

And maybe an outsider coming in to shake things up is what cycling needs if it is going to shed the reputation of the peloton being a rolling pharmacy.

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Re: Team Sky names its first six riders
« Reply #30 on: December 14, 2009, 04:37:40 pm »
Brailsfords only part of the team. I think his talent is being able to recruit world class experts to join the team, who, for the Sky Team will have experience with roadies.

Rig of Jarkness

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Re: Team Sky names its first six riders
« Reply #31 on: December 14, 2009, 06:32:43 pm »
Paul Sherwen, interviewed for pezcyclingnews.com before the announcement, suggests

'It might be a good thing, in fact, not to have Brad on board straight away. It could put too much pressure onto year one as part of their development because Wiggins would want to emulate his performance at the Tour this year.
I’m not sure what the contractural relationship is with Garmin … it might be an advantage to run out his contract this year and move to Sky next year when they’ve got their feet firmly on the ground.
'

Seems a fair point.

Interview here - http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/?pg=fullstory&id=7757
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