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14 Jun 2018 10:16

Mayomaniac wrote:
brownbobby wrote:
carton wrote:So I was looking for sourcing on that and it turns out that Egan Bernal's girlfriend has a personal youtube channel running for him and it's really, well, sweet. And also very transparent. I noticed stopped posting his heart rate data on Strava after Gibraltar but the power numbers are still there -for the meantime, I'm reckon Sky will put an end to that at some point. They even got a team Sky coach to elaborate on his training regime live on camera. That has to be a first. On the flip side, baby-face does get listed among the guys he trains with.

Whatever else Egan, his family and even his coach, come off as good humble, genuinely nice people. I hope they keep this up. It seems very un-Sky like, for sure, but it might just go to show that Sky is either relaxing the reigns a bit or they're really keen on keeping him around.

But yeah, I do think he's gearing up for the Tour. There's a reason they sent a coach down to Colombia, and I'm guessing it wasn't just to say hi.


I was in Italy a few weeks ago and drove past a beat up old transit van mini bus type thing. On one side was a pretty dodgy looking screen print type photo of Egan, with the banner "Egan Bernal Fan Club". Took me by surprise considering he wasn't at the Giro, hope i get to see the van at the Tour...it was really cool and totally at odds with the slick Sky image.

Wish i'd got a photo but was driving at the time :cool:

Yes, they already founded a local fan club in the piemont region where he stayed when he was riding for Androni, all their Latin American riders live there in a hotel, Nivolet is their favourite training climbs and all the local U23 riders want to train with them.
Fun story, the Hotel owns a few Chickens and Cows (to provide fresh milk and eggs for the guests) and when he's not on the road Ivan Ramiro Sosa gets up early to feed them and take care of them, he says that it reminds him of his home and helps him not to get homesick.


Ahh yes of course; i was in Piedmont heading to Cervinia, i should have got the Androni link...

The more i see and hear of this kid the more i like...i just hope it stays this way and he doesn't get tarnished with all of the negativity surrounding his new team...
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14 Jun 2018 12:09

brownbobby wrote:
The more i see and hear of this kid the more i like...i just hope it stays this way and he doesn't get tarnished with all of the negativity surrounding his new team...


au contraire, he will bring a new breathe into Team Sky. he´s greatly needed
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14 Jun 2018 12:19

pastronef wrote:
brownbobby wrote:
The more i see and hear of this kid the more i like...i just hope it stays this way and he doesn't get tarnished with all of the negativity surrounding his new team...


au contraire, he will bring a new breathe into Team Sky. he´s greatly needed


I agree and really hope so.....but you know as well as i do that there are some folks who will refuse to acknowledge anything positive in anything Sky do :sad:
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14 Jun 2018 12:31

brownbobby wrote:
pastronef wrote:
brownbobby wrote:
The more i see and hear of this kid the more i like...i just hope it stays this way and he doesn't get tarnished with all of the negativity surrounding his new team...


au contraire, he will bring a new breathe into Team Sky. he´s greatly needed


I agree and really hope so.....but you know as well as i do that there are some folks who will refuse to acknowledge anything positive in anything Sky do :sad:


I know, it´s fine.
Bernal will challenge the Sky dislike
gracias Egan, we were waiting for you
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14 Jun 2018 13:03

pastronef wrote:
brownbobby wrote:
pastronef wrote:
brownbobby wrote:
The more i see and hear of this kid the more i like...i just hope it stays this way and he doesn't get tarnished with all of the negativity surrounding his new team...


au contraire, he will bring a new breathe into Team Sky. he´s greatly needed


I agree and really hope so.....but you know as well as i do that there are some folks who will refuse to acknowledge anything positive in anything Sky do :sad:


I know, it´s fine.
Bernal will challenge the Sky dislike
gracias Egan, we were waiting for you


I don't think so and don't care about it, at all.
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14 Jun 2018 18:03

Bernal / Froome in the 2018 Tour might be like Contador / Armstrong in the 2009 Tour. It might be a year or two too early for Egan though. We will see.
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14 Jun 2018 18:12

Cookster15 wrote:Bernal / Froome in the 2018 Tour might be like Contador / Armstrong in the 2009 Tour. It might be a year or two too early for Egan though. We will see.


Bernal looks like the real deal, but I think it's a year too early for him. Not yet a Froome-slayer.
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