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Old 12-12-12, 14:27
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Welcome.

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I this just reinforces me belief of the Sky fans I am afriad.

Unless, you would like to show us your findings?
She did say that she is voicing an opinion, not a scientific paper, and she qualified that opinion by giving everyone here enough ammunition to completely dismiss it, which is kind of gutsy.

Opinions are free to have and free to express
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If they're not going to Tenerife, it seems no one has managed to give the memo to Geraint Thomas, or Sky Sports for that matter:

Thomas hopes to be part of a Tour-winning team.

"The Tour is something I want to go and do, help the boys out there and try to defend that title," he said.

His race schedule is all about peaking for July, with time allowed for the training camps in Tenerife which honed Wiggins' preparations.


http://www1.skysports.com/cycling/news/15264/8313460/
Thanks for the info, I always thought it was a bit premature people insinuating Sky would not use Tenerife from the desire to set up a european base.
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Old 12-12-12, 15:25
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Thanks for the info, I always thought it was a bit premature people insinuating Sky would not use Tenerife from the desire to set up a european base.
And then saying what Sky are doing is confusing, when its clinic regulars who are way ahead of reality who see the world as confusing.

For the record IF Sky didn't use Tenerife in '13 after the season they had in '12, I would find it confusing.

And on the subject of Tenerife, is it not true that the whole team went there this year, not just a few select riders, as has been suggested on earlier posts?
Did I hear (Eurosport commentary) that J T Locke also went there with them, even though he wasn't on Sky books at the time?
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Old 12-12-12, 15:38
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And on the subject of Tenerife, is it not true that the whole team went there this year, not just a few select riders, as has been suggested on earlier posts?
Did I hear (Eurosport commentary) that J T Locke also went there with them, even though he wasn't on Sky books at the time?
Just a few riders, yes. Sioutsov, Knees, Wiggins, Rogers, Froome and Porte. So everyone from the TDF team except from EBH (who didn't want to go) and Cav/Eisel, who aren't exactly climbers anyway.
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Just a few riders, yes. Sioutsov, Knees, Wiggins, Rogers, Froome and Porte. So everyone from the TDF team except from EBH (who didn't want to go) and Cav/Eisel, who aren't exactly climbers anyway.
Personally, from my own opinion, I canít see Sky going back to Tenerife. I agree with Jimmy. Thereís too much suspicion with the venue. Sky are looking for a new base and will opt to go elsewhere.

Also without Yates and Rogers gaming the system I think weíll see are more humble Sky working in the confines of the rules of cycling.
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Old 12-12-12, 15:53
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Personally, from my own opinion, I canít see Sky going back to Tenerife. I agree with Jimmy. Thereís too much suspicion with the venue. Sky are looking for a new base and will opt to go elsewhere.

Also without Yates and Rogers gaming the system I think weíll see are more humble Sky working in the confines of the rules of cycling.
So because Rogers moved they'll be cleaner now ?

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So because Rogers moved they'll be cleaner now ?

Personally I hope so. I don’t want to see another year like 2012. Anti-doping took a backward step. It was 2002 all over again. Watching Froome was like watching Rasmussen at his worst.

I’m hoping a team like Sky with vast resources can lead the way in being clean. I like in hope but I won’t hold my breath. If DB is worth the words he says then we’ll see a much different Sky in 2013.

Sky have a massive responsibility to cycling. If they stain the sport after everything that occurred with the USADA then they should not only cut from the sport but criminally charged.

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Personally I hope so. I donít want to see another year like 2012. Anti-doping took a backward step. It was 2002 all over again. Watch Froome was like watching Rasmussen at his worst.

Iím hoping a team like Sky with vast resources can lead the way in being clean. I like in hope but I wonít hold my breath. If DB is worth the words he says then weíll see a much different Sky in 2013.

Sky have a massive reasonability to cycling. If they stain the sport after everything that occurred with the USADA then they should not only cut from the sport but criminally charged.
You can't change cycling when you're not one of the top teams, so it's better to keep up appearances the following years to make the cycling audience believe in clean racing on the highest level. Also if Sky rides notably worse than last year, it will only damage cycling.
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Personally, from my own opinion, I canít see Sky going back to Tenerife. I agree with Jimmy. Thereís too much suspicion with the venue. Sky are looking for a new base and will opt to go elsewhere.

Also without Yates and Rogers gaming the system I think weíll see are more humble Sky working in the confines of the rules of cycling.
Hang on, I merely ventured that they if they drop the venue it would be due to the stigma of the venue. I don't think they necessarily should. In fact earlier in this thread or the Tenerife thread I feel the venue is a moot point really, beyond those with an agenda
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Old 12-12-12, 16:15
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Hang on, I merely ventured that they if they drop the venue it would be due to the stigma of the venue. I don't think they necessarily should. In fact earlier in this thread or the Tenerife thread I feel the venue is a moot point really, beyond those with an agenda
Thanks for the clarification Jimmy.
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