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03 Jun 2018 01:05

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Koronin wrote:
Mayomaniac wrote:Orcas are awesome, fascinating animals. The 8 year old me would have cheered for Sky just because of that jersey. :D



I love Orcas, however still won't cheer for Sky. On the other hand, I do respect the message and what they are hoping to do with this.


It's not something started by Team Sky as such, more the Sky media group that began the campaign last year, they've already been involved with cricket and football matches in the UK. The documentary that followed the launch clearly showed the destruction we are causing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D35YnZ7_WxM

You may remember the last campaign, Sky rainforest rescue, where Team Sky supported it by wearing the black and green kit for the 2011 Tour. They raised £9 million and saved a billion trees in the Amazon:
https://rainforestrescue.sky.com/



Oh, I figured it was Sky media and they are using the kits for the Tour to publicized what they are doing. However, a worthy cause and something that needs someone speaking up that has the platform to get the message out.
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03 Jun 2018 04:37

On SkyTG24 they talk often about this campaign with journalists sent in variuos locations to show what's happening, last winter they also aired a couple of documentaries during prime time.
https://skyoceanrescue.it/
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03 Jun 2018 04:42

rick james wrote:
Mayomaniac wrote:Orcas are awesome, fascinating animals. The 8 year old me would have cheered for Sky just because of that jersey. :D

Orcas are d1ck heads, I’ve watched enough of the blue planet on the BBC that tells me they are not to be f#cked with


:lol: :lol: :lol:
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03 Jun 2018 08:09

I liked that kit from 2011, it was pretty cool!
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03 Jun 2018 13:16

Sky Train gearing up for its most dominating TDF beatdown, this year. Will make the 2012 edition look like minor leagues. Seriously. This will be the standard by which all future trains are judged and found lacking. :lol:
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03 Jun 2018 14:17

Wow even with G crashing he still only lost 20 seconds. No contest at all in terms of quality of teams.
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03 Jun 2018 16:38

I don't like Sky but that's a good cause. Let's see if the riders can manage not to throw food packaging and water bottles on the side of (empty) roads.
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03 Jun 2018 17:26

Arnout wrote:I don't like Sky but that's a good cause. Let's see if the riders can manage not to throw food packaging and water bottles on the side of (empty) roads.

Which is far more important than single use plastic bags. None of the plastic bags I throw out ends in the ocean, and feel-good campaigns will hardly make much of a difference where it matters the most (Asia).

But an anti-litter campaign probably isn't as sexy.
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03 Jun 2018 17:35

Arnout wrote:I don't like Sky but that's a good cause. Let's see if the riders can manage not to throw food packaging and water bottles on the side of (empty) roads.


Or at least try to toss water bottles near where the fans are standing.
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03 Jun 2018 17:51

JosephK wrote:Sky Train gearing up for its most dominating TDF beatdown, this year. Will make the 2012 edition look like minor leagues. Seriously. This will be the standard by which all future trains are judged and found lacking. :lol:


I only believe this when i see it. Nothing beats 2012 Sky. Let's be real here - they could have made it a podium sweep with Porte and Rogers was also a top10 climber.
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03 Jun 2018 19:46

Arnout wrote:I don't like Sky but that's a good cause. Let's see if the riders can manage not to throw food packaging and water bottles on the side of (empty) roads.

you know the bottles are bio degradable
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03 Jun 2018 19:57

Koronin wrote:
Arnout wrote:I don't like Sky but that's a good cause. Let's see if the riders can manage not to throw food packaging and water bottles on the side of (empty) roads.


Or at least try to toss water bottles near where the fans are standing.

just sky or every team?
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03 Jun 2018 20:11

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JosephK wrote:Sky Train gearing up for its most dominating TDF beatdown, this year. Will make the 2012 edition look like minor leagues. Seriously. This will be the standard by which all future trains are judged and found lacking. :lol:


I only believe this when i see it. Nothing beats 2012 Sky. Let's be real here - they could have made it a podium sweep with Porte and Rogers was also a top10 climber.

Without a doubt, this team will be stronger, but so will the opposition (hopefully)! Cause that opposition was some of the weakeast I have ever seen, probably weaker than 1998.
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03 Jun 2018 20:13

rick james wrote:
Koronin wrote:
Arnout wrote:I don't like Sky but that's a good cause. Let's see if the riders can manage not to throw food packaging and water bottles on the side of (empty) roads.


Or at least try to toss water bottles near where the fans are standing.

just sky or every team?


If possible I'd prefer all teams to toss bottles where fans are as the fans would definitely go get those bottles.
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04 Jun 2018 18:38

rick james wrote:
Arnout wrote:I don't like Sky but that's a good cause. Let's see if the riders can manage not to throw food packaging and water bottles on the side of (empty) roads.

you know the bottles are bio degradable

That attribute mysteriously disappeared from the new Elite Fly bottles now widely in use...
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08 Jun 2018 14:43

So is Tao doing the Vuelta?

Wonder if there's a chance he'll be considered for the Tour considering just how well he is riding. I find it unlikely though.
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08 Jun 2018 14:55

deValtos wrote:So is Tao doing the Vuelta?

Wonder if there's a chance he'll be considered for the Tour considering just how well he is riding. I find it unlikely though.


Nah they have enough climbers there.

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I'm sure they'll send him to Vuelta where their leaders look to be De la Cruz and Sergio Henao. So I wouldn't be surprised if he gets a lot of chances to score his own results there
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08 Jun 2018 15:34

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deValtos wrote:So is Tao doing the Vuelta?

Wonder if there's a chance he'll be considered for the Tour considering just how well he is riding. I find it unlikely though.


Nah they have enough climbers there.

Froome-Bernal-Thomas-Poels-Kwiatkowsi-Moscon-Castroviejo-Rowe (van Baarle)

I'm sure they'll send him to Vuelta where their leaders look to be De la Cruz and Sergio Henao. So I wouldn't be surprised if he gets a lot of chances to score his own results there

Is Poels going to the Tour?
If yes, why? He can get a leaders role at the Vuelta.
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08 Jun 2018 16:14

MuskyOurSaviour wrote:I'm sure they'll send him to Vuelta where their leaders look to be De la Cruz and Sergio Henao. So I wouldn't be surprised if he gets a lot of chances to score his own results there


The Vuelta looks like being the first GT since the 2014 Giro where Sky don't have a genuine contender for the overall victory at the start. (Going backwards, Froome, Froome, Froome, Landa, Froome, Froome, Landa, Froome, Froome, Porte, Froome, Froome.)
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08 Jun 2018 16:25

Arnout wrote:I don't like Sky but that's a good cause. Let's see if the riders can manage not to throw food packaging and water bottles on the side of (empty) roads.

Didn't teams switch to biodegradable bottles a decade ago?
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