Author Topic: Richie Porte to Sky  (Read 3252 times)

Rhys W

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Re: Richie Porte to Sky
« Reply #25 on: October 05, 2011, 10:41:49 am »
The story now is there was a verbal agreement for Cav to go to Sky, but he recently signed to a new management team, who told him not to sign anything until the Worlds were over.

Re: Richie Porte to Sky
« Reply #26 on: October 05, 2011, 11:17:42 am »
Sky ride Pinarello but for some reason (possibly personal sponsorship again) Cav wants a Specialised bike.

Maybe he can't fit the hidden electric motor into a Pinarello frame?  ;)

JT

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Re: Richie Porte to Sky
« Reply #27 on: October 05, 2011, 11:18:00 am »
I'm going to watch Paris-Tours at the weekend so if an announcement hasn't been made by then I'll have a word with the lad and find out what the hold up is.  ;D

I'll also rebuke my follicly-challenged source at Sky (if he's there) who told me "he's definitely coming [to Sky]" back in June.
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citoyen

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Re: Richie Porte to Sky
« Reply #28 on: October 06, 2011, 10:45:49 am »
Now Sivtsov/Siutsou/whatever signs…

http://www.teamsky.com/article/0,27290,17553_7223632,00.html

Another very strong addition. Crikey.

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Auntie Helen

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Re: Richie Porte to Sky
« Reply #29 on: October 06, 2011, 02:11:25 pm »
Has the team run out of money before signing Cav?
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Auntie Helen

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Re: Richie Porte to Sky
« Reply #30 on: October 07, 2011, 08:19:44 am »
According to this news report, Tony Martin is now riding for Sky!

http://english.cri.cn/8046/2011/10/06/2941s661510.htm

It says:

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Team Sky cooperated well to guarantee their star-cyclist Tony Martin retain his overall lead.

Think their journalist needs to check his/her facts a bit more carefully!
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citoyen

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Re: Richie Porte to Sky
« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2011, 10:07:57 am »
That would be a signing and a half. He's gone to Quickstep though, hasn't he?

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citoyen

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Re: Richie Porte to Sky
« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2011, 04:41:15 pm »
It's official - at last. The worst kept secret in pro cycling…

http://www.teamsky.com/article/0,27290,17553_7235752,00.html

JT

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Re: Richie Porte to Sky
« Reply #33 on: October 11, 2011, 05:23:51 pm »
A bit of a scare at the end but done and dusted now. As Dave Brailsford said it would be back in June at the Nationals.

A wee bit annoyed that we didn't ask Cav about it when we spoke to him on Sunday morning. We decided not to as he was probably sick of people asking but if he'd signed our Team Sky cap that would have been straight on Ebay and probably funded a weekend away watching another bike race! Oh well.

I'm such a name-dropper.  ::-)

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Re: Richie Porte to Sky
« Reply #34 on: October 11, 2011, 05:29:17 pm »
Yay!  :)

citoyen

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Re: Richie Porte to Sky
« Reply #35 on: October 11, 2011, 05:41:59 pm »
A good question I've just been asked but don't know the answer to:

What's happening to Erik Zabel now?

Presumably he won't be going to Sky given his past record.

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Auntie Helen

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Re: Richie Porte to Sky
« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2011, 05:43:13 pm »
Glad to see Bernie Eisel is going with him too.
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JT

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Re: Richie Porte to Sky
« Reply #37 on: October 11, 2011, 06:09:45 pm »
A good question I've just been asked but don't know the answer to:

What's happening to Erik Zabel now?

Presumably he won't be going to Sky given his past record.

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Last I heard, Zabel was going to Katusha.
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