Author Topic: Wiggo no go TdF 2013  (Read 3231 times)

TheLurker

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Re: Wiggo no go TdF 2013
« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2013, 08:41:54 am »
Probably for the best.  Leaving aside the intra-team competition issues and Wiggo's attitude I think Brailsford's approach of taking only riders who are fully fit and insisting on resting riders who are ill, injured or otherwise not quite up to scratch is good for the sport.  It removes (or at least significantly reduces) the pressure to take ahem "medical shortcuts" to get a rider back on his or her bike.
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Re: Wiggo no go TdF 2013
« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2013, 08:44:17 am »
As mentioned on the radio this morning here's to wiggo focusing on the rainbow jersey for the ITT this year.

Re: Wiggo no go TdF 2013
« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2013, 07:36:17 pm »

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Re: Wiggo no go TdF 2013
« Reply #28 on: June 03, 2013, 08:29:41 pm »
Interesting take, with a fair bit of speculation, but Millar's not often wrong.
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Re: Wiggo no go TdF 2013
« Reply #29 on: June 03, 2013, 09:13:52 pm »
There is enough in that to make one suspect that he is neither fully correct nor fully wrong.
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Re: Wiggo no go TdF 2013
« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2013, 10:22:16 pm »
Quote
Apparently when Chris Froome was considering putting his signature on a new contract to stay with the Brit team after last year's Tour he insisted on sole team leadership and no Wiggins at the 2013 TdF. It was that or hello BMC.
is wrong, as Froome was one year into a three year contract he'd signed after coming 2nd at the 2011 Vuelta

Re: Wiggo no go TdF 2013
« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2013, 10:36:46 pm »
Interesting article, yet funny that Brian Smith is implying similar in his Tweets. I wonder who actually got the scoop?
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Re: Wiggo no go TdF 2013
« Reply #32 on: June 04, 2013, 12:08:23 am »
Is there anyone on the Sky coaching team now who has ridden a Grand Tour? Can success be achieved just on the numbers?

Re: Wiggo no go TdF 2013
« Reply #33 on: June 04, 2013, 08:23:38 am »

Posted by: Exit Stage Left Today at 12:08:23 AM
Can success be achieved just on the numbers?

Didn't the Giro answer that one?

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Re: Wiggo no go TdF 2013
« Reply #34 on: June 04, 2013, 08:27:53 am »
If Sir Wiggo is entering his twilight period I hope he doesn't retire and end up as as sad washed out drunk like Gazza.  I hope he finds a fulfilling life after pro-cycling.

Re: Wiggo no go TdF 2013
« Reply #35 on: June 05, 2013, 12:54:58 am »
If Sir Wiggo is entering his twilight period I hope he doesn't retire and end up as as sad washed out drunk like Gazza.  I hope he finds a fulfilling life after pro-cycling.

I fully expect to see him to perform a Freddy Flintoff inspired sporting volte face and bulk up to play second row for Wigan Warriors.
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Re: Wiggo no go TdF 2013
« Reply #36 on: June 05, 2013, 09:36:42 am »
If Sir Wiggo is entering his twilight period I hope he doesn't retire and end up as as sad washed out drunk like Gazza.  I hope he finds a fulfilling life after pro-cycling.

Is this a reference to 'The Thieving Magpie' by Rossini?

http://www.classicfm.com/composers/rossini/music/thieving-magpie/

RJ

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Re: Wiggo no go TdF 2013
« Reply #37 on: June 09, 2013, 11:12:12 am »
Meanwhile, in other news, Froome is doing quite well in the Dauphiné ...

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Re: Wiggo no go TdF 2013
« Reply #38 on: June 15, 2013, 11:56:54 pm »

Re: Wiggo no go TdF 2013
« Reply #39 on: June 24, 2013, 11:43:49 am »
....and now, of course, His Bradness is saying that he has doubts he will ride TdF again.

His heart isn't in it (ATM) and that was evident at the Giro.

Re: Wiggo no go TdF 2013
« Reply #40 on: June 24, 2013, 08:26:04 pm »
In all of this battle of the stars at Sky someone who should be considering what he wants from life is Geraint Thomas. Gold medals not withstanding, if he stays at Sky he will be a slave to Chris Froome's ambitions when he could be developing into a tidy leader in his own right. Time might be coming up to take a place in his old mate Cav's train and get a chance to shine in his own right.