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Old 11-08-12, 12:43
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why is he training on his bike in early november. seems a bit excessive
He's had 2 months off and has his main aim for next year less than 6 months away. Besides, I think the current Velo d'Or winner, yellow jersey and Olympic Champ knows how to prepare. I would like to know why he's out at night though. A lot of Sky' marginal gains stuff is about reducing risk. Seems a bit pointless to then go out in the dark.
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Old 11-08-12, 12:53
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Wiggins did train at night for the 2007 prologue. twas because he wanted empty roads.
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Wiggins did train at night for the 2007 prologue. twas because he wanted empty roads.
That's fair enough, but 6pm is kind of rush hour. Would understand if it was later or earlier.

Still, glad there wasn't any serious harm done, and hope he heals quickly.

As for motorists, I find that usually they are okay: cars may be bigger and stronger, but no one really wants a scratched bumper. White vans are an issue but mainly because of width and visibility. That said, some punk thought it was hilarious to drive toward me this morning whilst flicking the Vs and parping his horn.
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Sky news at the petrol station.
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Old 11-08-12, 13:22
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Training at this time of year is quite normal for most cyclists. Most of them have probably started training already again...
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Old 11-08-12, 13:48
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Shane Sutton knocked off this morning. Has suffered bleeding on the brain.
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OK, after reading the news it would seem Sutton is mostly fine, so...

Who else is Sky trying to silence?
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OK, after reading the news it would seem Sutton is mostly fine, so...

Who else is Sky trying to silence?
Let's hope so.
Otherwise, the early attempt at humour, is just that.
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When reading an article about this in the mainstream press (i.e. Yahoo UK), I was simply shocked at all the negative comments. Instead of wishing their TDF/Olympic champ a speedy recovery, it seems that most people are thinking along these lines:

...not all bike rider are as arrogant, but in my experience most are...most accidents involving bikes is the riders direct fault and stupidity.

The only certainty is that our roads are not fit for both cars and cycles.

most cyclists are a nuisance on the road

If cars and motorcycles need insurance to be on the road (and horses?) then bikes need insurance.

This is just round the corner from my gym - where I ride the static bikes because it is too dangerous to ride on the narrow local country roads.

Kind of depressing isn't it?
There are some real narrow minded people in this world, I suggest some of the people who make comments like those take a basic logic class.

Hope Wiggins will be ok, a broken rib isn't as bad as it could have been. Riders have been able to come back from a lot worse.
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OK, after reading the news it would seem Sutton is mostly fine, so...

Who else is Sky trying to silence?
lol


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