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Re: Will Cav be OffSki?
« Reply #50 on: September 05, 2012, 09:08:59 pm »

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Re: Will Cav be OffSki?
« Reply #52 on: September 08, 2012, 09:47:23 pm »
The Telegraph article mentions a possible move to Omega Pharma Liquigas. Now I'm totally confused. (Probably an error)

Wherever he ends up, I'm sure our Mark will gush effusively, in his endearingly narcissistic, insecure way  ;), about 'this is the kind of team set-up which feels perfect for me, and is my natural home' etc!
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Will Cav be OffSki?
« Reply #53 on: September 09, 2012, 11:06:10 am »
The current liquigas team have new sponsorship. Something like brixia I think it was.

Re: Will Cav be OffSki?
« Reply #54 on: September 09, 2012, 07:42:03 pm »
The Telegraph article mentions a possible move to Omega Pharma Liquigas. Now I'm totally confused. (Probably an error)

Wherever he ends up, I'm sure our Mark will gush effusively, in his endearingly narcissistic, insecure way  ;), about 'this is the kind of team set-up which feels perfect for me, and is my natural home' etc!

 Really? Never struck me that way.

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Re: Will Cav be OffSki?
« Reply #55 on: September 09, 2012, 07:49:22 pm »
All this talk about the financial stuff - is it really up to Dave Brailsford personally like the press make out? I would have thought $ky would have something to say about all that...

I suppose Sky might be happy for him to go - it would save them a fortune in wages over the next 2 years!
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Re: Will Cav be OffSki?
« Reply #56 on: September 09, 2012, 07:49:35 pm »
It just describes a certain fragility he has, that comes across to me when he's interviewed. I was using it in the analytic sense and didn't mean to give the impression I think he's a vain, selfish a*sehole, as some might understand the word. We all as human beings have a bit of it to be honest, but admittedly it wasn't a necessary comment. So apols if anyone took issue.
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Re: Will Cav be OffSki?
« Reply #57 on: September 10, 2012, 08:29:35 am »
Lol, not taking issue, I just didn't think him particularly "self regarding" - well no more than most  :)
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Re: Will Cav be OffSki?
« Reply #58 on: September 16, 2012, 09:23:21 pm »
Just seen a brief interview on BBC News 24 after his win today and he was asked if he's leaving Sky. He hesitated and said something like "I might be". I got the distinct impression that there was a real possibility he could be persuaded to stay, and that it wasn't just an attempt to evade answering.

Re: Will Cav be OffSki?
« Reply #59 on: September 17, 2012, 12:15:27 am »
I wouldn't be disappointed if he did, DB appears to be handling things as capably as ever so i don't think Cav would suffer from a move.
Hats off to him for showing enough modesty to be a bottle carrier during the TdF this year, that really was great to see, but wouldn't it make Sky an even more effective team chasing GC on Grand Tours if they had another two strong all-rounders rather than a sprinter and his helper? 

Might be a better way to seek to consolidate this years TdF if you had 3 or 4 guys with a chance of holding a decent place on GC, especially if they were credible stage winners - if you had Bradders/Froome placed on GC you could send EBH or G up the road for the stage win, and/or time on GC, and still have enough strength to maintain main GC.

Note to self, stop saying GC.  :-*

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Re: Will Cav be OffSki?
« Reply #60 on: September 17, 2012, 10:13:32 am »
Didn't hear any gossip about him leaving when I was "inside" the ToB yesterday. Heard plenty of other gossip though.
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Re: Will Cav be OffSki?
« Reply #61 on: September 17, 2012, 01:19:39 pm »
Didn't hear any gossip about him leaving when I was "inside" the ToB yesterday. Heard plenty of other gossip though.

Ooh, you rotten tease  ;D
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Re: Will Cav be OffSki?
« Reply #62 on: September 17, 2012, 01:31:49 pm »
You'll have to go over to the Tour of Britain thread for a bit of JT's gossip. 

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Re: Will Cav be OffSki?
« Reply #63 on: September 17, 2012, 01:35:53 pm »
Righto then.
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Re: Will Cav be OffSki?
« Reply #64 on: October 02, 2012, 08:21:22 am »
Off he goes....

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Re: Will Cav be OffSki?
« Reply #65 on: October 02, 2012, 11:13:32 am »
So Cav is off, probably to OPQS. And without a buy out of his contract, financially in any case. I wonder what favours Sky will call in in return for the waived fee.. My guess is that there will be far more to this than meets the eye.
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Re: Will Cav be OffSki?
« Reply #66 on: October 02, 2012, 11:16:16 am »
And it looks like Bernie s staying, which is interesting.
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Re: Will Cav be OffSki?
« Reply #67 on: October 02, 2012, 11:20:28 am »
So Cav is off, probably to OPQS. And without a buy out of his contract, financially in any case. I wonder what favours Sky will call in in return for the waived fee.. My guess is that there will be far more to this than meets the eye.

my thoughst too.

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Re: Will Cav be OffSki?
« Reply #68 on: October 02, 2012, 11:29:13 am »
And it looks like Bernie s staying, which is interesting.

A good classics rider and Sky need to improve their showing in the classics. And probably fed up of being minder to the moody little Manxman.

So Cav is off, probably to OPQS. And without a buy out of his contract, financially in any case. I wonder what favours Sky will call in in return for the waived fee.. My guess is that there will be far more to this than meets the eye.

my thoughst too.

Remember they didn't pay anything to sign Cav from another team - this isn't football. Plus any wins he gets won't be at the expense of Sky who won't have a top-level sprinter and will be aiming for GC rather than stage wins. Cav will also be one of the highest earners on the team so cancelling his contract isn't as bad as it seems. Plus it keeps him on-side for future Team GB/BC duty.
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Justin(e)

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Re: Will Cav be OffSki?
« Reply #69 on: October 04, 2012, 06:17:23 pm »
This is taking too long.
I want to know where he is going already.
C'mon - hurry up!

Re: Will Cav be OffSki?
« Reply #70 on: October 04, 2012, 06:23:38 pm »
It's clearly going to be OPQS

citoyen

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Re: Will Cav be OffSki?
« Reply #71 on: October 05, 2012, 12:39:32 pm »
With Cav at OPQS, Greipel at Lotto and Goss at GreenEdge, no wonder Freire has decided it's a good time to retire.

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Justin(e)

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Re: Will Cav be OffSki?
« Reply #72 on: October 08, 2012, 02:44:09 pm »
With Cav at OPQS, Greipel at Lotto and Goss at GreenEdge, no wonder Freire has decided it's a good time to retire.

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Not forgetting that new German at Argos-Shimano: Degenkolb.  He is very close to being the finished product.  He has to be slotting in above Goss in the pecking order.

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Re: Will Cav be OffSki?
« Reply #73 on: October 08, 2012, 03:01:28 pm »
It makes for a good year when Cav has some decent competition. Cav, Degenkolb, Sagan, Greipel, and on a good day Goss, Farrar, Haedo
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citoyen

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Re: Will Cav be OffSki?
« Reply #74 on: October 08, 2012, 03:34:51 pm »
Not forgetting that new German at Argos-Shimano: Degenkolb.  He is very close to being the finished product.  He has to be slotting in above Goss in the pecking order.

Good point. And I agree - I'd rate him above Goss as a rival to Cav. He just slipped my mind before.

Farrar seems to have lost his edge. But he's had some rotten luck this year - wonder if his self-confidence is shot?

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