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15 Mar 2013 14:52

Michele wrote:According to Beppe Conti Astana is said to be chasing Talansky as a gregario for Nibali for the Tour 2014.

Rabottini seems to have impressed Team Sky who are in talks with the italian guy.

There's rumors that Saxo management is suggesting Contador to ride Giro as well for improve his condition toward the Tour.


pff no news is better than this one, thanks anyway Michele!

Talansky as gregario for Nibali WTF???

Contador to the Giro, he loves this race but he should quit after two weeks racing in that case to ave one rest week more ...
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15 Mar 2013 16:00

Talansky chasing down Froomey and AC in the tour 14, I like the sound of that :cool:
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15 Mar 2013 16:07

Afrank wrote:Oh my god, SKY! STOP TRYING TO TAKE ALL THE BEST RIDERS FOR YOUR MOUNTAIN TRAIN!!! :mad:
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Rabbotini ain't all that.

And when have sky ever tried to take the best riders?:confused:

The only thing close to a best rider they ever bought was cav and he's no longer there.
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The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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15 Mar 2013 16:11

The Hitch wrote:Rabbotini ain't all that.

And when have sky ever tried to take the best riders?:confused:

The only thing close to a best rider they ever bought was cav and he's no longer there.


They have a lot of quality riders slaving for Froome and Wiggo
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15 Mar 2013 16:11

The Hitch wrote:Rabbotini ain't all that.

And when have sky ever tried to take the best riders?:confused:

The only thing close to a best rider they ever bought was cav and he's no longer there.


Agreed, they usually just sign crap with a hidden talent unknown to everyone before they shed 90% of the peloton of their wheel. And all that before breakfast :eek:

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15 Mar 2013 16:50

The Hitch wrote:Rabbotini ain't all that.

And when have sky ever tried to take the best riders?:confused:

The only thing close to a best rider they ever bought was cav and he's no longer there.


Okay, the most exciting riders then. I meant best more in the terms of which riders are exciting and well liked.
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15 Mar 2013 18:29

pastronef wrote:anyway: are we sure Fabian and Schlecks contracts end in 2013?


IIRC Fabs is on a three year deal ending this year while the Schlecks signed a four year deal until the end of 2014 (Fränk's deal cancelled surely due to his ban?).
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18 Mar 2013 16:55

Judging by this tweet from Alex Rasmussen he's back with Garmin:

AlexRazi New kit, old team. My legs are twitching for a race ASAP. pic.twitter.com/5ubEUuRL1J

Not much of a surprise there...
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18 Mar 2013 17:15

RedheadDane wrote:Judging by this tweet from Alex Rasmussen he's back with Garmin:

AlexRazi New kit, old team. My legs are twitching for a race ASAP. pic.twitter.com/5ubEUuRL1J

Not much of a surprise there...


yey :) the girona gang has come back stronger
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22 Mar 2013 08:57

The latest from Beppe Conti; Gatto was in talks with Lampre for get the duo Pozzato-Gatto togheter, but now after his recent victory the price might have risen up and so it could be difficult to have it done.

On the other hand, there's also Cancellara that could have a sponsor with him and could get back with his ex Mapei/Fassa Bortolo team mate Pozzato at Lampre.
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22 Mar 2013 09:00

Cancellara/Pozzato would be an amazing combination in a tactical sense.
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23 Mar 2013 08:06

Sergio Henao's contract will end after 2013, right?
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23 Mar 2013 16:37

CraZyCaLL wrote:Sergio Henao's contract will end after 2013, right?


Correct. Same with Uran.
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24 Mar 2013 03:25

Looks like big changes to Sky next year with contracts ending this year. Other teams will be very interested.
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24 Mar 2013 10:04

movingtarget wrote:Looks like big changes to Sky next year with contracts ending this year. Other teams will be very interested.


I am sure they will keep one of the Colombians. And it shouldn't hurt Sky very much considering how many riders of similar quality will be on offer ( Blanco / Radioshack / Vacasnoleil / and many others ).
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24 Mar 2013 10:41

Gloin22 wrote:I am sure they will keep one of the Colombians. And it shouldn't hurt Sky very much considering how many riders of similar quality will be on offer ( Blanco / Radioshack / Vacasnoleil / and many others ).


Some of the young British riders look promising. At least three riders will probably retire from Radioshack but sponsorship is still a real issue and riders like the Schlecks and Cancellara demand high salaries. Cancellara won't have a problem but be interesting to see where the other two end up if the team folds completely.
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24 Mar 2013 10:44

Henao will stay but Uran will leave, that's my guess.

If RadioShack and Vacansoleil will fall then maybe IAM will have a chance becoming WT with possible signing contract with Cancellara.
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24 Mar 2013 11:21

movingtarget wrote:Some of the young British riders look promising. At least three riders will probably retire from Radioshack but sponsorship is still a real issue and riders like the Schlecks and Cancellara demand high salaries. Cancellara won't have a problem but be interesting to see where the other two end up if the team folds completely.


No way on earth Sky pick up the Schlecks. Andy goes nowhere without Fränk, and while they could just about get away with Rogers and Barry, the ZTP at Sky will never let them sign the Schlecks, because they can't spirit away Fränk's positive test. And even if they tried, it happened at the 2012 Tour, which is kind of the race they want to draw maximum attention to.
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24 Mar 2013 11:32

Wallenquist wrote:Henao will stay but Uran will leave, that's my guess.

If RadioShack and Vacansoleil will fall then maybe IAM will have a chance becoming WT with possible signing contract with Cancellara.


I hope Henao will leave, he is ready to ride GTs for himself as a team leader
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24 Mar 2013 11:49

CraZyCaLL wrote:I hope Henao will leave, he is ready to ride GTs for himself as a team leader


Yes, in the Vuelta this year.
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