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Old 11-29-12, 23:39
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Thing about Froome is that he's not really British and therefore doesn't have the same antipathy to doping as an honest Northern grafter like Brad. He might as well be Australian (the accent), or Italian, with that selfish "win at all costs" even if it's by cheating" attitude. You only had to watch that showboating in the Tour, or read his bird's tweets (what kind of bloke puts up with a WAG like that?) to see where his head is at.
Still, it'll be fun to watch him being plugged by Contador.
Och man. Apologies in advance but this post has been reported as being in breach of various forum etiquette rules. Whilst I've no doubt your post is firmly tongue in cheek, it has offended, so maybe tone it a down a wee bit next time? Cheers

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Thing about Froome is that he's not really British and therefore doesn't have the same antipathy to doping as an honest Northern grafter like Brad. He might as well be Australian (the accent), or Italian, with that selfish "win at all costs" even if it's by cheating" attitude. You only had to watch that showboating in the Tour, or read his bird's tweets (what kind of bloke puts up with a WAG like that?) to see where his head is at.
Still, it'll be fun to watch him being plugged by Contador.
I sincerely hope that this post was meant as a joke.
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Old 11-30-12, 01:34
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Brads first year at sky was also **** and he was 5 years older. It takes time for swimming to help, especially for an Antioqueno
Brad clearly underperformed in 2010 though, not sure we can say the same about Henao this year. That he will improve is probably not in doubt. That he will improve enough to drop a strong second tier climber like Wiggins? If that's to happen I think half would be Wiggins struggling on hard, high altitude days.
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Old 11-30-12, 22:52
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Ritchie Porte will probably be Froome's first pick to go with him, seeing as they are roommates and race a lot together.
He however stated he wanted to do a GT with Wiggins which means he will do the Giro.

Unless something has changed.
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He however stated he wanted to do a GT with Wiggins which means he will do the Giro.

Unless something has changed.
Henao, Uran AND porte ono ne team?
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Old 12-01-12, 03:27
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Others have said only one Colombian would go but Sky gave no indication as to who would ride in each GT.
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Henao, Uran AND porte ono ne team?
Plausible, that happened in 2012 Vuelta.
Porte and Froome weren't originally intended to race in the 2012 Vuelta though, until it was decided to give leadership to Froome, and Porte was inserted together with him. So does make me wonder if the two of them are separable...
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Plausible, that happened in 2012 Vuelta.
Porte and Froome weren't originally intended to race in the 2012 Vuelta though, until it was decided to give leadership to Froome, and Porte was inserted together with him. So does make me wonder if the two of them are separable...
Porte can still do Giro-Tour, without separating them.
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Froome's chances in the Tour have just taken a nosedive with the news Rogers has signed for Saxo...should make for good viewing , though!
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Old 12-01-12, 17:39
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sky also have kiriyenka and cataldo though as mtn domestiques. youd think being italian cataldo would go to the giro which would suggest that to be numerically fair uran/henao would be split up
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