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19 May 2017 17:14

Anderis wrote:One does not simply finish the Giro if he is nominated a Team Sky GC leader.

One of Poels' goals of 2017.

So I guess it's Dauphine with Froome.
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19 May 2017 17:20

"I'll turn my attention to the Tour now, and I want to arrive there with as good form as I started the Giro," said Thomas. "I want to thank all the staff and riders here. It's been great fun and I wish them all the best for the remainder of the Giro."

Brutal Sky train again this year: Froome, Henao, Poels, Thomas, Nieve, Kwiatkowski, Rowe, Stannard + a last rider.
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19 May 2017 17:23

I'm 90% sure the last rider is Kenny Elissonde since he is a frenchman and have trained with Froome this year.
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19 May 2017 17:24

Ikbengodniet wrote:Could it be that Sky made him abandon to join the Froomey train in the tour rather fresh because GC was unreachable? I'm not really believing this injuries stories.

Why not? More fake news?
He took a heavy tumble, it's not easy to "ride off" knee injuries, rest is often the only cure.
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19 May 2017 17:53

yaco wrote:I don't see why Thomas can't rest up and be the second leader at the Vuelta - Yes Froome will ride, usually does well, but at the same time, you need to give other riders an opportunity - Unsure how Sky develop riders is Froome monopolises two GT's each year.

I think Landa and Froome are going to be the leaders at the Vuelta, considering Thomas will go to the TDF. Of course, it depends if Landa will get a chance to redeem himself( for a new contract), even though he was only unlucky this year.
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19 May 2017 18:19

Too bad about Thomas, takes away an unknown factor from the giro gc battle. Longer term however I agree with others, Thomas should go back to rough+tough classics along with some weekly stage races.
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19 May 2017 19:13

durtyfat7 wrote:
yaco wrote:I don't see why Thomas can't rest up and be the second leader at the Vuelta - Yes Froome will ride, usually does well, but at the same time, you need to give other riders an opportunity - Unsure how Sky develop riders is Froome monopolises two GT's each year.

I think Landa and Froome are going to be the leaders at the Vuelta, considering Thomas will go to the TDF. Of course, it depends if Landa will get a chance to redeem himself( for a new contract), even though he was only unlucky this year.


Landa has shown nothing to indicate he is a team leader for any race - He may be best served moving to the new Spanish Basque PCT team in 2018 - Will have a suitable calendar and the Vuelta.
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19 May 2017 21:45

Velolover2 wrote:I'm 90% sure the last rider is Kenny Elissonde since he is a frenchman and have trained with Froome this year.


He is doing the Giro and none of his climbing has suggested he will be on the tour team. If you are going to be useless in the flat you need to have GT leader climbing legs to make that squad.
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20 May 2017 01:10

On one hand he wants to prove his credentials to be a GT leader and then goes back to slaving for Froome.
Or maybe he has in his mind to top 10 in the TDF
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01 Jul 2017 20:28

I just had to give the guy in the yellow jersey a bump up from page 4.

Great ride today :)
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Re: Geraint Thomas

01 Jul 2017 21:52

Another great day for members of the pursuiters union,
with SuperG and Kung finishing one and two. Possibly
even better than the day last month when Dennis and
Kung placed 1-2 in the Tour de Suisse prologue while
Kennaugh and Swift did the same in the Criterium du
Dauphine's Alpe d'Huez road stage. :)
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Re: Geraint Thomas

01 Jul 2017 22:06

After his crash and big disappointment at Il Giro, well-deserved win for GT. Bravo!
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01 Jul 2017 22:20

Great ride. Now he just needs to test himself against Froome uphill. If he can follow, he should ask Dave for permission to duel Froome.
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02 Jul 2017 02:22

SeriousSam wrote:Great ride. Now he just needs to test himself against Froome uphill. If he can follow, he should ask Dave for permission to duel Froome.


If Froome loses a little time somewhere in the next few days, then we might see a repeat of 2012 :D

Though I seriously hope that someone else can provide a little more competition than Nibali did then....
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02 Jul 2017 03:08

yaco wrote:
durtyfat7 wrote:
yaco wrote:I don't see why Thomas can't rest up and be the second leader at the Vuelta - Yes Froome will ride, usually does well, but at the same time, you need to give other riders an opportunity - Unsure how Sky develop riders is Froome monopolises two GT's each year.

I think Landa and Froome are going to be the leaders at the Vuelta, considering Thomas will go to the TDF. Of course, it depends if Landa will get a chance to redeem himself( for a new contract), even though he was only unlucky this year.


Landa has shown nothing to indicate he is a team leader for any race - He may be best served moving to the new Spanish Basque PCT team in 2018 - Will have a suitable calendar and the Vuelta.


What? He has a GT podium, 3 Giro stage wins, Vuelta stage win and so on yet he should be switching to a PCT team? I can see him leaving Sky but he's a WT class climber who warrants leadership in a GT.
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02 Jul 2017 06:42

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02 Jul 2017 16:20

StryderHells wrote:
yaco wrote:
durtyfat7 wrote:
yaco wrote:I don't see why Thomas can't rest up and be the second leader at the Vuelta - Yes Froome will ride, usually does well, but at the same time, you need to give other riders an opportunity - Unsure how Sky develop riders is Froome monopolises two GT's each year.

I think Landa and Froome are going to be the leaders at the Vuelta, considering Thomas will go to the TDF. Of course, it depends if Landa will get a chance to redeem himself( for a new contract), even though he was only unlucky this year.


Landa has shown nothing to indicate he is a team leader for any race - He may be best served moving to the new Spanish Basque PCT team in 2018 - Will have a suitable calendar and the Vuelta.


What? He has a GT podium, 3 Giro stage wins, Vuelta stage win and so on yet he should be switching to a PCT team? I can see him leaving Sky but he's a WT class climber who warrants leadership in a GT.


I am talking about the alleged new Spanish PCT team who will undoubtedly be in the Vuelta. His third in the Giro was not as a team leader. He doesn't have the mentality to be a leader at a GT.
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02 Jul 2017 16:29

yaco wrote:
StryderHells wrote:
yaco wrote:
durtyfat7 wrote:
yaco wrote:I don't see why Thomas can't rest up and be the second leader at the Vuelta - Yes Froome will ride, usually does well, but at the same time, you need to give other riders an opportunity - Unsure how Sky develop riders is Froome monopolises two GT's each year.

I think Landa and Froome are going to be the leaders at the Vuelta, considering Thomas will go to the TDF. Of course, it depends if Landa will get a chance to redeem himself( for a new contract), even though he was only unlucky this year.


Landa has shown nothing to indicate he is a team leader for any race - He may be best served moving to the new Spanish Basque PCT team in 2018 - Will have a suitable calendar and the Vuelta.


What? He has a GT podium, 3 Giro stage wins, Vuelta stage win and so on yet he should be switching to a PCT team? I can see him leaving Sky but he's a WT class climber who warrants leadership in a GT.


I am talking about the alleged new Spanish PCT team who will undoubtedly be in the Vuelta. His third in the Giro was not as a team leader. He doesn't have the mentality to be a leader at a GT.

Can't blame Landa for gastro
Can't blame him for Kelderman's bike handling deficiency either
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03 Jul 2017 21:37

So G is one chest infection or crash, away from taking the yellow jersey all the way to Paris?
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03 Jul 2017 21:53

Robert5091 wrote:So G is one chest infection or crash, away from taking the yellow jersey all the way to Paris?


Since they've only gone up a couple of cat. 3 and cat. 4 climbs and there are 3000km left. The answer is a clear resounding NO. He's clearly in good form and Wednesday's stage will probably not be a bridge too far, but Sunday's is a different matter.
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