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18 May 2017 22:50

Impressed by Boswell, think that he might have a seat on the flight to Germany.
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19 May 2017 05:25

I see Knees us on the volcano right now with the Dawg and co, will he wake the tour team?
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19 May 2017 14:35

Viviani must be frustrated right now.

Could have saved Sky's Giro.
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19 May 2017 16:25

WheelofGear wrote:Viviani must be frustrated right now.

Could have saved Sky's Giro.


Doubt Viviani will stay with Sky, unless he is guaranteed one GT each year.
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19 May 2017 16:49

yaco wrote:
WheelofGear wrote:Viviani must be frustrated right now.

Could have saved Sky's Giro.


Doubt Viviani will stay with Sky, unless he is guaranteed one GT each year.


Contracted through 2018.
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19 May 2017 22:52

Great California, stage win and two classifications.
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20 May 2017 12:22

New jersey for Sky at the tour is interesting!

I like the idea of a change!
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20 May 2017 16:11

MatParker117 wrote:
yaco wrote:
WheelofGear wrote:Viviani must be frustrated right now.

Could have saved Sky's Giro.


Doubt Viviani will stay with Sky, unless he is guaranteed one GT each year.


Contracted through 2018.


Ah - Hope they give him a decent schedule - There is no reason why he shouldn't ride one GC each year - He's likely to win a stage.
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20 May 2017 19:07

I guess the problem last year was Viviani got out of time limit at last years Giro, a GC focused team cannot afford that
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Re: Team Sky Discussion thread

24 May 2017 07:27

Sky's Tour Team 2017.

I love speculating about this and it's going to be interesting to see how it ends up, but for sure it will be very similar to 2016 and very strong again.

Sky Tour Team (guaranteed people)
1 Froome
2 Poels
3 Quiatkowski
4 Stannard
5 Rowe
6 Henao
7 Thomas

Other potential riders:
Kiri, Landa, Moscon, Nieve

Landa was pretty useless at last year's tour so I think he might skip it and target the Vuelta.
Moscon has been great this year, but with the racism issue, he will miss the Dauphine and Tour de Suisse.
I fully expect Nieve to go.
Kiri could go, he was good after the giro last year.

So I'd expect Nieve and Kiri.
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24 May 2017 09:23

Froome
Poels
Henao
Kwiatkowsk
Thomas
The King In The North
Knees
Rowe
Stannard
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24 May 2017 11:50

rick james wrote:Froome
Poels
Henao
Kwiatkowsk
Thomas
The King In The North
Knees
Rowe
Stannard



Riders in Tenerife now:

Froome Nieve Stan Rowe Knees Kwiato Poels

add Thomas and Henao
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24 May 2017 14:14

Knees hasn't done the Tour since 2012 so I really doubt he's anything more than a reserve.
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24 May 2017 14:25

Oliwright wrote:Knees hasn't done the Tour since 2012 so I really doubt he's anything more than a reserve.

Yes, he was one of Bradley's boys, maybe that's one of the reasons why he's not part of Froome's team.
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24 May 2017 14:37

Im almost positive that Nieve will make the Tour and Vuelta squad.
"This is the Tour that will determine If I can drink espresso at the Garda lake the rest of my life"
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24 May 2017 17:25

Froome
Poels
Thomas
Nieve
Henao
Kwiatkowski
Stannard
Rowe
Knees or Boswell.
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26 May 2017 23:34

Is Poels still going to lead at TDS, Or is he still unavailable?
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27 May 2017 08:53

Poursuivant wrote:Is Poels still going to lead at TDS, Or is he still unavailable?


Been at the latest Tenerife camp which finished yesterday so I'm sure he will race one of Dauphine or Suisse
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27 May 2017 09:32

Poels leading Suisse would be a very nice touch. He'd get to lead a decent race while prepping for his main duties this year.
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27 May 2017 11:20

I know its very bad mannered, but I hope Poels doesn't recover properly for whatever happened his problems are until after the Tour. Thats a ride that really, really can kill a race
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