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24 Mar 2014 20:34

JRanton wrote:That wouldn't make any sense considering the altitude native's problems. Froome or Porte would need Nieve at the Tour.

Just write off the Giro. Most of the other teams do.


Vasil, Kennaugh and Porte in top form should be enough in the mountains imo.

Anyway can't argue the general Giro argument, sadly.
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24 Mar 2014 22:20

BYOP88 wrote:If Froome wasn't on the leash he would have won the 2012 TdF and the 2011 Vuelta.


If Wiggins have had his way he would've quit after Froome briefly pursued his own interests.
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25 Mar 2014 10:42

JRanton wrote:They'd be better off pulling Porte from the Giro. His preparation for that isn't exactly going well anyway.


They won't do that. They want to see how Porte goes as team leader. I think it's too early to write off Porte. Quintana and Uran are not exactly setting the world on fire either. Still 5 or 6 weeks till the race. Maybe Rodriguez is the one flying under the radar this time.
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25 Mar 2014 11:03

Angliru wrote:If Wiggins have had his way he would've quit after Froome briefly pursued his own interests.


I very much doubt that. He probably said words to that effect along with a few expletives in the heat of the moment but that's a world away from actually doing it!
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27 Mar 2014 10:30

looks like Wiggo's going to meet Nibali on the volcano

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/nibali-to-miss-criterium-international
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27 Mar 2014 11:21

pastronef wrote:looks like Wiggo's going to meet Nibali on the volcano

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/nibali-to-miss-criterium-international


Makes sense, a nice little weekends training that includes another short iTT.
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03 Apr 2014 21:06

People are going to extreme lengths to avoid reading Wiggos book.

https://twitter.com/earthtodommie/status/449611026431217664


[SIZE="1"](Apologies for bumping this thread for something so frivolous.) [/SIZE]
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03 Apr 2014 22:30

willbick wrote:I very much doubt that. He probably said words to that effect along with a few expletives in the heat of the moment but that's a world away from actually doing it!


According to whoever was the ds for Sky at that Tour, Wiggins had to be talked out of being a dns for that following stage.

Edit. Tablet changed "ds" to "decline" without my noticing!:(
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04 Apr 2014 16:00

Angliru wrote:According to whoever was the decline for Sky at that Tour, Wiggins had to be talked out of being a dns for that following stage.


Being talked out of not starting is still a world away from not starting though, isn't it? History records that he did, in fact, start the following day. . .
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06 Apr 2014 07:40

If Wiggins finishes today, I'll be surprised. If he is within 10 minutes of the winner, I will be very surprised. If he top 10's I will need to send my brain in for a reformat. Anything more than that, I will not survive the shock.
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06 Apr 2014 08:36

wirral wrote:If Wiggins finishes today, I'll be surprised. If he is within 10 minutes of the winner, I will be very surprised. If he top 10's I will need to send my brain in for a reformat. Anything more than that, I will not survive the shock.


Do not fear, there will be no shocks.
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06 Apr 2014 09:26

wirral wrote:If Wiggins finishes today, I'll be surprised. If he is within 10 minutes of the winner, I will be very surprised. If he top 10's I will need to send my brain in for a reformat. Anything more than that, I will not survive the shock.


Yeah Wiggins DNF most likely IMO.
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06 Apr 2014 15:54

32nd place today. Good job.
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06 Apr 2014 16:00

Much better than I was expecting.
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06 Apr 2014 16:00

Does anybody care?
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06 Apr 2014 16:00

Clearly some do ?

Good sign ahead of Roubaix though. Could maybe actually challenge, maybe. Top 10.
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06 Apr 2014 16:01

roundabout wrote:32nd place today. Good job.


very good job. and next Sunday no climbs in that French cobbles race.
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06 Apr 2014 16:03

Gloin22 wrote:Clearly some do ?

Good sign ahead of Roubaix though. Could maybe actually challenge, maybe. Top 10.


Ok. I just don't see why. He's just a packfilling domesqique now. It's like discussing where Maarten Wynants finished.
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06 Apr 2014 16:12

It wasn't that bad actually. If Wiggins had a bit more knowledge of the race and experience, this is a type of race he could have done well in.
BYOP88 wrote: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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06 Apr 2014 16:16

pastronef wrote:very good job. and next Sunday no climbs in that French cobbles race.


Yeah cos post 2009 Wiggins really struggles with climbs doesn't he.
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The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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