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21 Sep 2013 10:09

He just says he wanted to defend it, which is the least a reigning champ should be afforded, get over your friggin' bias dude!

I suspect the 2014 TDF will have a long ITT like in 2012, would certainly make things interesting!

Barring any accidents Wiggo will be in that WC ITT top podium spot.
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02 Oct 2013 10:38

wth no attack on his dead dad? Mail is slipping.
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02 Oct 2013 10:51

Cyivel wrote:wth no attack on his dead dad? Mail is slipping.



No - they got that in, although by all accounts he was a complete tool
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02 Oct 2013 11:05

What is a Wiggins Opus?
"The second place is not good."
The great Alberto Contador :p
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02 Oct 2013 11:08

Winterfold wrote:No - they got that in, although by all accounts he was a complete tool


Not sure how I missed that, I thought they might mention him and then I was going to post there's the mail we all know and love or something similar.

LaFlorecita wrote:What is a Wiggins Opus?


Pictures from last years Tour with Sir Brad's thoughts on things, only £200 or if you want a piece of one of his yellow jerseys it's £1200, going to go for the latter myself.
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02 Oct 2013 11:10

Cyivel wrote:Pictures from last years Tour with Sir Brad's thoughts on things, only £200 or if you want a piece of one of his yellow jerseys it's £1200, going to go for the latter myself.


Sounds cool, will have to look into it
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02 Oct 2013 11:44

Cyivel wrote:wth no attack on his dead dad? Mail is slipping.


Nice one :D
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28 Oct 2013 12:04

Kenny Pryde ‏@KenBobPryde

I hear Sir Wiggins has a new challenge; he's 'piling' on the (lean) beef for Paris-Roubaix. He already has the track skills for the finish!


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28 Oct 2013 13:03

JRanton wrote:..........




Cool, a new challenge. It might get him motivated, plus if it rains there are no downhills for him to lose his nerve on.
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28 Oct 2013 13:09

Carols wrote:Cool, a new challenge. It might get him motivated, plus if it rains there are no downhills for him to lose his nerve on.


plus after the Hell-of-the-North he'd be perfectly placed later to shepherd Froome over the cobbles at the Tour. ;)
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28 Oct 2013 13:10

Carols wrote:Cool, a new challenge. It might get him motivated, plus if it rains there are no downhills for him to lose his nerve on.


Yeah hopefully this will motivate him and not just be an excuse to get lazy and put on weight. He's not got much chance but after Stannard he is probably their best bet. As long as he is kept away from the GT squads though I'm happy.
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28 Oct 2013 13:19

JRanton wrote:..........


Kenny Pryde ‏@KenBobPryde

I hear Sir Wiggins has a new challenge; he's 'piling' on the (lean) beef for Paris-Roubaix. He already has the track skills for the finish!


Gotta say I'm looking forward to this. Could spice up the Cance, Sep, Boonen/Stybar (and others) battle further.
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28 Oct 2013 13:29

not a chance. All his presence will do is add another member of skys team that think they have a shot at the win but aren't a serious contender like in last years classics
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05 Feb 2014 12:08

So Brailsford confirms Sir Wiggo's P-R campaign.

CN article:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/brailsford-wiggins-paris-roubaix-target-a-goal-in-itself

Then the Californians will get a real close up.
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05 Feb 2014 12:13

Dazed and Confused wrote:So Brailsford confirms Sir Wiggo's P-R campaign.

CN article:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/brailsford-wiggins-paris-roubaix-target-a-goal-in-itself

Then the Californians will get a real close up.


So did he put some weight on to be more competitive on cobbles ? If so how can he perform well in Cali and later in Tour ? If he didnt so how does he expect to be in the mix in Roubaix ? I can't see that happening.
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05 Feb 2014 12:29

Wallenquist wrote:So did he put some weight on to be more competitive on cobbles ? If so how can he perform well in Cali and later in Tour ? If he didnt so how does he expect to be in the mix in Roubaix ? I can't see that happening.


I think he can perform ok at Cali with weight considering the likely long-ish TT. Then 6 weeks or so to shed the muscle tissue (or fat).

Looks like a tall order, but everything is possible in cycling.
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05 Feb 2014 12:31

Maybe he will just lose a couple of kilos and gain power. Again.
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05 Feb 2014 12:34

Dazed and Confused wrote:I think he can perform ok at Cali with weight considering the likely long-ish TT. Then 6 weeks or so to shed the muscle tissue (or fat).

Looks like a tall order, but everything is possible in cycling.

There's a stage finish at 7000 feet in the Tour of Cali... I don't know much about the actual climb, but a few kilos extra are probably gonna hurt.
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05 Feb 2014 12:54

This is his swansong - bucket list for the final year on the road. I dont see him doing much this year at all.
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