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Old 11-20-12, 19:43
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And when you guys can come up with somewhere in Europe with better training conditions at this time of year, then Wiggins going to Mallorca will become relevant.
Sicily, Greece (oh, wait, maybe not...)
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Old 11-20-12, 19:49
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And when you guys can come up with somewhere in Europe with better training conditions at this time of year, then Wiggins going to Mallorca will become relevant.

Also a dearth of inhabitants is surely a plus considering every cyclist's dream of any level are quiet to deserted roads for riding on.
Wiggins came 4th in 2009, training in Girona and Manchester.
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I noticed online today, one article title right below the other, very similar.

Both Wiggins and Rafael Nadal are out training on Mallorca.

Things that make you go hmmmmmm...
Nadal was born in Mallorca, lives in Mallorca, is Mallorcan.

Things that make you go
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Old 11-20-12, 20:52
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And when you guys can come up with somewhere in Europe with better training conditions at this time of year, then Wiggins going to Mallorca will become relevant.

Also a dearth of inhabitants is surely a plus considering every cyclist's dream of any level are quiet to deserted roads for riding on.
I am just wondering why he doesn't ride an MTB in Kenya. It's nicer weather and higher up. Seems to work for European road runners. Even if there are hardly roads there. By utter lack of OoC controls, you are guaranteed to have a long night's sleep.
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Old 11-20-12, 20:52
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OK, it's really simple. The requirements are as follows…

Somewhere with some serious, well surfaced climbs
Somewhere where the weather's good and there's no chance of experiencing any snow affected training in the aforementioned timescales.
Somewhere where the facilities and logistics are sound.
Somewhere which is within Europe or close by, given that the team is based in Europe and long journeys would be detremental to the performance of a pro cyclist.

Given the unique climate in the Canaries and it's latitude, it's multitude of good hotels and direct transport links, the Mt. Teide climb and the fact that it's a territory of a European country, it's the only place on the planet that meets these requirements, unless you think's Sky's budget extends to erecting a biosphere around a mainland European mountain and creating it's own micro-climate.
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Old 11-20-12, 20:56
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Nadal was born in Mallorca, lives in Mallorca, is Mallorcan.

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so whatever it is that made Nadal become the fittest player of all times, he got it in Mallorca.
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Old 11-20-12, 21:27
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I think we ought to have a:
"When is it time to stop flogging a dead horse?" thread.
I know conspiracy material is a bit thin at the moment, but today's nonsense postings give credence as to why elsewhere, this place is quite commonly referred to as the Asylum.
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OK, it's really simple...Sky's budget extends to erecting a biosphere around a mainland European mountain and creating it's own micro-climate.
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Old 11-21-12, 01:03
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Wiggins came 4th in 2009, training in Girona and Manchester.
But the results were "amazing" in Tenerife. Everyone should go there for "amazing" results.
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Old 11-21-12, 07:45
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so whatever it is that made Nadal become the fittest player of all times, he got it in Mallorca.
well we dont know where he got it do we ? uncle tony would know
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