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Old 09-09-11, 17:14
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The ONLY proven GC rider of the two.

Until now

Sky was absolutely right to set Wiggo as the leader. Froome proved himself this year and next year will be given much more opportunities if stays, possibly leader at Giro. Could have been win but nobody should complain with 2-3 in a GT for chris sake.
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Old 09-09-11, 17:20
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I disagree, after the ITT they should have at least have Froome try the next mountainstage for himself. If he lost time doing so, they still had Wiggins there. Now they made sure Froome sacrifisied himself which in the end cost him the time to win the Vuelta.
That's easy to say in hindsight, but with no one to chase and set up the pace things might have gone worse for both of them. They had to choose. They chose poorly. Happens all the time.
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Old 09-09-11, 17:20
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I think Lofkvist is penciled in as the Giro leader.


obviously not based on his strong showing here. (I know he has done some sterling work, not cuaght on camera, but today really was the fisrt real showing of his abiliities this race)

*giggles*


Giro - Lofkvist
TDF - Wiggo
LaV - Froome

then you have a slew of domsetiques /2nd GC candidates to divvy up between those teams.

Heck I'd be tempted to enter the tour with BOTH Wiggo and Froome, and maybe set Uran away for LaV as leader.
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Old 09-09-11, 17:25
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To be fair to both Wiggins and Sky...nah....signed
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Haircut's stock's falling faster than the Dow Jones today.

Seriously, Sky put all their eggs in the basket of a guy who's 31 and has won what, ONE major race?
Bjarne did not win his first GT until he was 32.
Late Bloomers.
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Old 09-09-11, 17:26
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Haircut's stock's falling faster than the Dow Jones today.

Seriously, Sky put all their eggs in the basket of a guy who's 31 and has won what, ONE major race?
of course, all the world knew that Froome is much better than Wiggins.
In fact Froome, at 26, has won whatever a rider can dream...


don't be ridiculous...just focus on another team.
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Old 09-09-11, 17:30
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I think Lofkvist is penciled in as the Giro leader.


obviously not based on his strong showing here. (I know he has done some sterling work, not cuaght on camera, but today really was the fisrt real showing of his abiliities this race)

*giggles*


Giro - Lofkvist
TDF - Wiggo
LaV - Froome

then you have a slew of domsetiques /2nd GC candidates to divvy up between those teams.

Heck I'd be tempted to enter the tour with BOTH Wiggo and Froome, and maybe set Uran away for LaV as leader.
What about the future GT winner Richie Porte?
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Old 09-09-11, 17:51
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when he was red jersey they put froome in front before nobody important attacked, it was a good tactic no doubt
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Old 09-09-11, 17:56
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I think Sky did what they had to do and what was correct with the info they had at the time.
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Hindsight is always 20/20 as the saying goes. Sky went into the Vuelta with Wiggins as the leader as they should have. Their/his goals weren't overly optimistic considering he was coming off of his Tour injury. Froome had done nothing to deserve co-leadership. Even after the ITT, his climbing was not a given. Sky played it by ear till Wiggins faltered. That was when they could have made the big mistake of having Froome continue to escort Wiggins but smartly they did not and they saved their Vuelta as a result and unsurfaced a Froome that they could only have dreamed actually existed.
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Bjarne did not win his first GT until he was 32.
Late Bloomers.
Evans until he was 34
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Great to see that Porte has rediscovered his 2010/11 climbing form. Hope he can keep it for the rest of the Tour and year.
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