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Old 02-13-13, 12:01
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So no Tirreno-Adriatico for Wiggo or Paris-Nice.
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Old 02-13-13, 13:51
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Apparently not. Looking at his schedule the only race where he has a concrete chance of winning is the giro. So quite a departure from last year
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Old 02-13-13, 14:48
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Apparently not. Looking at his schedule the only race where he has a concrete chance of winning is the giro. So quite a departure from last year
He's heeding the advice of his former friend to ''not burn too many matches'' before his Giro-Tour attempt.
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Old 02-14-13, 15:40
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Don't want to jump the gun, but I don't think Wiggins will do much this year. Usually when things don't seem quite right with him, they aren't. He has a bit of a history of boom and bust.
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Old 02-15-13, 20:25
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Don't want to jump the gun, but I don't think Wiggins will do much this year. Usually when things don't seem quite right with him, they aren't. He has a bit of a history of boom and bust.
You might be right. It's hard to tell from The Oman highlights if Wiggins is only there to do a Stannard for Froome, and get a few miles in his legs.

Could be the opposite of the last couple of seasons by Sky? i.e. Froome wins nearly everything he targets, and Wiggo pops up out of nowhere in a couple of GTs?
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Old 02-15-13, 20:37
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You might be right. It's hard to tell from The Oman highlights if Wiggins is only there to do a Stannard for Froome, and get a few miles in his legs.

Could be the opposite of the last couple of seasons by Sky? i.e. Froome wins nearly everything he targets, and Wiggo pops up out of nowhere in a couple of GTs?
That seems like the most likely scenario for this season.
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Old 02-15-13, 21:14
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I won't be making a judgement until we see him TT.
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Old 02-15-13, 21:20
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If he shows nothing at Catalunya then it's time to start speculating. However given that he's now off to Tenerife for a couple of weeks I'm sure he'll quickly find his form.
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I won't be making a judgement until we see him TT.
I'd agree that that's the time to really start to worry, if he's losing 2 minutes to Cancellara or Martin or the like. But still, it is concerning that all the other big GC riders are up there challenging and he's nowhere. As I understand it he's only got Catalunya and Trentino stage races before the Giro, and last year neither of those had an ITT. Could it be that he doesn't actually do an ITT until the Giro?

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Old 02-15-13, 21:55
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I'd agree that that's the time to really start to worry, if he's losing 2 minutes to Cancellara or Martin or the like. But still, it is concerning that all the other big GC riders are up there challenging and he's nowhere. As I understand it he's only got Catalunya and Trentino stage races before the Giro.
Are there any serious TTs before the Giro?
It will be impossible to judge anything from a 9km TT.
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