Originally Posted by No_Balls
And as for 2013: I dont think it will be any repeat of last year. With the Olympics over and triumphed as well as UCI and McQuaid under pressure it will be to much of a risk asking for "a little favour" from McQuaid during this moment in time. It will be a low key year hoping they can stick to their guns 2014 depending on the situation in the cycling world then.
Wiggo has already been preparing the ground for a suitable explanation ("I hadn´t fun") with Skys shift of focus. When Froome struggles in the mountains and loosing six minutes in the time trials (as in Beijing) it could always be excused "lack of experience".
Sky fans were already making excuses this year. Course was flat, suited to Wiggins, competition was weaker/no Contador etc.
I think 2013 will be funny. Wiggins is already the most miserable Tour winner in Grand Tour history.
I still foresee Porte breaking. He can't front up again. I know he can't.
Can you Richie?