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Old 12-18-12, 01:46
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I don't know.

Sure, he finished 10th in Aosta, but was over 20 minutes behind.
Yeh I was actually hoping he did another year U23 to see if the hype was actually warranted (next Dombrowski apparently, guess not, that 10th will go down as his best U23 performance). All the best to him though, I guess Rogers' departure was leaving them a couple of riders short.
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Yeh I was actually hoping he did another year U23 to see if the hype was actually warranted (next Dombrowski apparently, guess not, that 10th will go down as his best U23 performance). All the best to him though, I guess Rogers' departure was leaving them a couple of riders short.
Given they hired other riders before Rogers left, were any of them replacements for Rogers? He's more team captain than solely a domestique, I would have thought. There's the Movistar guys, but who's going to fill Roger's shoes?
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Old 12-18-12, 01:52
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No one if he really did only leave them at short notice.

Maybe Bruseghin.
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No one if he really did only leave them at short notice.

Maybe Bruseghin.
Think he did leave them/they got rid of at short notice. Lack of proper transparensey isn't gonna help their cause - just more questions!

Can slightly understand it though given legal ramifications if these people don't want to admit...

As has been said in here before though could be a complete conspiracy on Sky/BC's part - surely that would rival the Armstrong debacle if that was the case?
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Giro/Tour prep well on track.

Jeebus! He is trying to outdo Ricco when it comes to looking like a jackass.
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Old 12-18-12, 02:04
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Of the new signings Kiryienka is probably the closest in terms of rider profile, but Rogers will be difficult to substitute, even if some of his results were due to rather soft routes in the Dauphine and Romandie.
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Of the new signings Kiryienka is probably the closest in terms of rider profile, but Rogers will be difficult to substitute, even if some of his results were due to rather soft routes in the Dauphine and Romandie.
I can't see Kiryienka replacing Rogers as road captain - saying things with enough confidence that Brad et al just accept it.

Like, "Leave 'em, they'll have to sustain 500W to stay away".
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Of the new signings Kiryienka is probably the closest in terms of rider profile, but Rogers will be difficult to substitute, even if some of his results were due to rather soft routes in the Dauphine and Romandie.
I think Rogers is gonna be very difficult/impossible to replace - he was team captain Froome vs Wiggins now. ***** fight who's gonna win only one way to find out!! - ***** fight!

Given Rogers history though - think they might not have had a choice - dunno but maybe?
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