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Old 01-05-13, 17:43
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henao doesn't care about money so much, he cares about the role he gets and colombia, that's why he gave chaves that win in burgos. in sky he knows he will ride with froome and wiggins and henao's goal is to win the tour ultimately, so he needs to leave.
Wasnt his goal to win Paris Roubaix?
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Old 01-05-13, 17:49
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Sky wouldn't sign him pointlessly to leave after 2 years though... just doesn't make any sense to put money and effort for him to leave after 2 years of the project.

I know few talented riders left Sky. But not any of them really proved their expectations. Henao does. And they will net let him leave lightly I believe.

Wiggins should retire in 1/2 years or will be past his best. Froome will not always target Tour imo. Henao will have a shot at Tour next year imo.

However he might leave as you say, Sky will try to obviously keep him a lot.
if they wanted him so much they should've signed him for 3 or 4 years like they did with uran
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Who's better for GTs, Henao or Uran ? Close call it seems ! Not sure either of them will ever win one though...
henao has way more margin and is a more natural climber than uran and a leader personality. uran, although physically amazing talent lacks in the mental department and is a real non-winner
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Old 01-05-13, 17:51
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Wasnt his goal to win Paris Roubaix?
both can be achieved of course, even in one season, but I doubt he will ever win roubaix. I think last years 3 days of flanders already put him off that goal
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Old 01-06-13, 00:04
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I think this debate shows us that team sky may be very effective at getting their riders to a high physical peak but because they have so many high quality riders in the squad they may not get the chance to actually lead the team and make use of their form.

How many other squads genuinely have four grand tour podium contenders? Arguably richie porte will want to lead a team at a grand tour as well making a total of five. On top of that EBH would be the leader in many other world tour teams as a stage hunter.

Do you go elsewhere and lead a different team who perhaps dont have the facilities/coaches/resources and therefore you perhaps aren't in such prime condition when the GT roles round. Or do you bide your time at team sky realising that chances will be less but your chance of success is higher?

On a related note, some said that wiggins should retire in 1/2 years. I just finished is autobiorgraphy; he says hed like to race 2 more years on the road then return to the track for two years hoping to win gold at rio in team pursuit and retire. Though obviously any plans can change
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Old 01-18-13, 13:28
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very nice, and true, quote from www.twitter.com/fmk_Rol

"Cav could kill a kitten in front of a camera + we'd still forgive him. If Wiggo's pet hamster died we'd ask what he was feeding it"
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Old 01-18-13, 14:07
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how is that true? cav is possibly even hated more than wiggins is
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Old 01-20-13, 20:58
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This isn't new, but it's a fair and honest assessment by Kate Bates,
a two time Olympian and former Australian, Commonwealth and
World Champion:
http://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral...-sporting-hero
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Old 01-22-13, 12:55
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2013...tour-de-france

The Froome news inst particularly interesting but his decision to ride liege-bastogne-liege is when you consider he doesn't ride for training anymore...
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Old 01-22-13, 13:07
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"Trying to win the Giro and perhaps Liège, keeps me motivated."

Yep, quite a big statement.
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