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05 Dec 2018 16:34

Robert5091 wrote:
Poursuivant wrote:Thomas:

"I definitely feel there's unfinished business there [Giro] but next year might be the wrong time.

"Being there [at the Tour] with number one on my back, it would be a shame to know I wouldn't be at my best, so I'm definitely leaning more towards that.

"But I just need to sit down with Tim [Kerrison, Team Sky coach] over the next few weeks and nail down a plan."


Can n't see Dawg not doing Tdf for win number 5, so G'll be number 2 even if he has number 1 bib.


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05 Dec 2018 22:19

It'll spice up the TTT on stage 2 of next years TdF if G & Dawg are together. Will they wait for G?
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06 Dec 2018 06:34

Robert5091 wrote:It'll spice up the TTT on stage 2 of next years TdF if G & Dawg are together. Will they wait for G?


They weren't going to wait for him this year, so I don't see it happening next year either.

It's no secret Froome desperately want the fifth Tour, so it remains to be seen if Thomas can beat him when he's not got the Giro in his legs or holding back for a Tour-Vuelta double attempt. I think Froome playing the good teammate and not making things difficult this year may have earned him some points for next July.
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06 Dec 2018 08:47

Rollthedice wrote:The successful Spanish telenovela "The Three Amigos from Movistar" is turned into a British version, "The Barloworld Brothers"

None of the three amigos has ever won the Tour. This might be much closer to the 2009 Astana drama.
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06 Dec 2018 09:26

I dunno Thomas seems far too willing to be the good team mate. I think if they promise him the 1b role along with absolute Vuelta/Giro leadership he will be a good boy
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06 Dec 2018 14:05

Midnightfright wrote:I dunno Thomas seems far too willing to be the good team mate. I think if they promise him the 1b role along with absolute Vuelta/Giro leadership he will be a good boy


Yep, could send G to TdF as Dawg support/number 2, then to Vuelta as number 1.
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06 Dec 2018 15:19

G is the defending victor, the popular figure back home and has been with the team since day one. He will not be subservient to anybody next year.
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06 Dec 2018 17:48

tobydawq wrote:G is the defending victor, the popular figure back home and has been with the team since day one. He will not be subservient to anybody next year.


1 against 4 TDF. You do the math who they'll back ...
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06 Dec 2018 18:04

Hard to believe Thomas is that eager to go to the Tour with Froome after complaining about his treatment during the Tour.
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06 Dec 2018 18:40

Red Rick wrote:Hard to believe Thomas is that eager to go to the Tour with Froome after complaining about his treatment during the Tour.

Maybe he's being told that he's joint leader beforehand again, only for that to be proven incorrect once they start the race.
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06 Dec 2018 19:17

Robert5091 wrote:
Poursuivant wrote:Thomas:

"I definitely feel there's unfinished business there [Giro] but next year might be the wrong time.

"Being there [at the Tour] with number one on my back, it would be a shame to know I wouldn't be at my best, so I'm definitely leaning more towards that.

"But I just need to sit down with Tim [Kerrison, Team Sky coach] over the next few weeks and nail down a plan."


Can n't see Dawg not doing Tdf for win number 5, so G'll be number 2 even if he has number 1 bib.

Yes.
GT is 32 years old and should focus on completing wins at Giro and Vuelta which finally would be greater achievement than his 2nd TdF win.
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Re: Team Sky Discussion thread

06 Dec 2018 19:26

With six wins in the last seven years, plus two additional podiums,
I am confident that Team SKY will make the best decisions for the
team and both SuperG and F-Dawg understand it's a team sport.
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Re: Team Sky Discussion thread

06 Dec 2018 19:57

oldcrank wrote:With six wins in the last seven years, plus two additional podiums,
I am confident that Team SKY will make the best decisions for the
team and both SuperG and F-Dawg understand it's a team sport.

But Team Sky should have their co-leader to avoid 2014's situation when one guy won TdF by accident.
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Re: Team Sky Discussion thread

06 Dec 2018 20:08

Bot. Sky_Bot wrote:
oldcrank wrote:With six wins in the last seven years, plus two additional podiums,
I am confident that Team SKY will make the best decisions for the
team and both SuperG and F-Dawg understand it's a team sport.

But Team Sky should have their co-leader to avoid 2014's situation when one guy won TdF by accident.

I agree 100% and hope both SuperG and Froomey start the Tour
ready to do their utmost to achieve another victory for Team SKY.
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06 Dec 2018 23:04

Red Rick wrote:Hard to believe Thomas is that eager to go to the Tour with Froome after complaining about his treatment during the Tour.

He's got a book out that he wants to sell. I would put too much stock in the complaining. He smart enough to understand why Froome was prioritised....

....At least this year, maybe not this year. Both will have to show that they're the one to lead from March onwards.
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07 Dec 2018 05:19

Robert5091 wrote:
Midnightfright wrote:I dunno Thomas seems far too willing to be the good team mate. I think if they promise him the 1b role along with absolute Vuelta/Giro leadership he will be a good boy


Yep, could send G to TdF as Dawg support/number 2, then to Vuelta as number 1.

he doesn't like the Vuelta and he doesn't think he can do back to back grand tours
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07 Dec 2018 07:12

In the past G’s biggest weakness was steep climbs. He can handle everything else very well. So, the Giro and Tour suit him much more than the Vuelta it would seem. Would like to see him have a crack at it though. Maybe if he wins the Tour for a second time?
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07 Dec 2018 09:03

I bet bernal is happy right now. Undisputed giro leadership and he is one of the top 3 favourites. He doesn't even need the A team for support.
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07 Dec 2018 10:47

Singer01 wrote:I bet bernal is happy right now. Undisputed giro leadership and he is one of the top 3 favourites. He doesn't even need the A team for support.


Happy now we will see if he remains leader. I agree he would be in the discussion with the favourites
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07 Dec 2018 15:54

If Thomas and Froome are both protected and Bernal goes to the Giro, it will be interesting to see who they deploy as the last man in the train. Poels is obviously good enough on his day but equally obviously can’t be relied on day after day. The rest of the wonderkids wouldn’t appear to be seasoned enough for that role yet.
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