Log in:  

Register

Wiggins Discussion thread.

A place to discuss all things related to current professional road races. Here, you can also touch on the latest news relating to professional road racing. A doping discussion free forum.

05 Feb 2014 23:30

the sceptic wrote:Froome loses 5 minutes on the cobbels, Wiggins declares he wants to be the leader. Whos excited?


Sadly Froome is used to riding on poor road surfaces. That's why it took him so long to get used to and win on European roads.(That's what a Froome fan wrote in the clinic a few months ago). My guess is Froome rides and wins P-R and RVV this year just to show his class on 'dodgy' road surfaces.
Proud member of the 'don't believe the PR from Slipstream Sports' Club.
User avatar BYOP88
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2,505
Joined: 26 May 2009 17:12

05 Feb 2014 23:35

BYOP88 wrote:Where did I say Wiggins was going to win? I just want more petulant behavior from him.


Yay!
it adds interest and pulls in the crowds :)
craig walsh always with us
User avatar mewmewmew13
Senior Member
 
Posts: 5,253
Joined: 09 Aug 2010 22:20
Location: co

05 Feb 2014 23:44

Hyped out of my dang mind for a Wiggo return to form.
Cyivel
Junior Member
 
Posts: 1,888
Joined: 05 Aug 2012 22:46

06 Feb 2014 01:09

Cyivel wrote:Hyped out of my dang mind for a Wiggo return to form.


since when has wiggo been 'out of form'? he came 2nd in the world TT. i would call that great form
willbick
Junior Member
 
Posts: 1,367
Joined: 07 Jul 2012 18:11

06 Feb 2014 01:13

By that definition Contador was on form all of last year.
The Hitch: Winner 2013 Vuelta cq game. Winner, Velorooms prediction game 2012, 2013. 2nd all time cq rankings.
The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


journalist with integrity.
User avatar The Hitch
Senior Member
 
Posts: 26,986
Joined: 14 Jun 2010 10:58
Location: London.

06 Feb 2014 01:42

willbick wrote:since when has wiggo been 'out of form'? he came 2nd in the world TT. i would call that great form


You would William.

Of course you aren't the brightest bulb in the box.
Cyivel
Junior Member
 
Posts: 1,888
Joined: 05 Aug 2012 22:46

06 Feb 2014 08:19

Butterhead wrote::D Tour of Beijing maybe?


Good to see you got some mojo back.

Seriously assuming a paycheck of EUR2M it leaves very little wiggle room to get something back:

P-R, the most watched classic
Cali, the foxy angle
The Yorkshire part of TdF
Tour of Britain
Worlds

Vuelta is a possibility, but I can't see that happening.

So yeah, Sky wants to talk about P-R.
Dazed and Confused
Senior Member
 
Posts: 10,313
Joined: 27 Jan 2012 23:14

06 Feb 2014 08:28

the sceptic wrote:Froome loses 5 minutes on the cobbels, Wiggins declares he wants to be the leader. Whos excited?


I'd bet Froome would still get those 5 minutes in the mountains going full retard like on Ventoux last year ect. I doubt Froome would lose that much time to his rivals on the cobbles, he will have a decent team around him.
[font="Century Gothic"]@pricey_88[/font]

[font="Book Antiqua"]Excited by the future, onboard the Yates' brothers bandwagon.[/font]

[font="Franklin Gothic Medium"]Mark Cavendish, 'fastest sprinter of all time' - L'Equipe.[/font]

JimmyFingers wrote:Ian Stannard no more, today he is christened Jan VandenStanerdt
User avatar Pricey_sky
Senior Member
 
Posts: 3,376
Joined: 12 Jul 2012 14:05
Location: Kidderminster, England

06 Feb 2014 09:30

the sceptic wrote:Froome loses 5 minutes on the cobbels, Wiggins declares he wants to be the leader. Whos excited?


I really hope so. The dream is Froome has a minor crash or mechanical and wiggins finds himself in the front group but doesn't know to wait as his "earpiece wasn't working"
Grupetto1
Junior Member
 
Posts: 122
Joined: 31 May 2013 13:10

06 Feb 2014 11:36

The Hitch wrote:By that definition Contador was on form all of last year.


Does it? Did he come 2nd in all the top races he rode last year?!
willbick
Junior Member
 
Posts: 1,367
Joined: 07 Jul 2012 18:11

06 Feb 2014 11:40

Grupetto1 wrote:I really hope so. The dream is Froome has a minor crash or mechanical and wiggins finds himself in the front group but doesn't know to wait as his "earpiece wasn't working"


There is no chance of a leadership battle because wiggins wont be in the super skinny mountain climbing shape he was in 2012. He will be doing a sort of super-rouleur domestique job i imagine
willbick
Junior Member
 
Posts: 1,367
Joined: 07 Jul 2012 18:11

06 Feb 2014 11:54

willbick wrote:There is no chance of a leadership battle because wiggins wont be in the super skinny mountain climbing shape he was in 2012. He will be doing a sort of super-rouleur domestique job i imagine


I doubt he will - he's shown no team skills whatsoever. Having him on the team will be a major disruption. He certainly capable of throwing a hissy fit and walking out during the tour.
nevada
Junior Member
 
Posts: 388
Joined: 18 Dec 2009 14:29

06 Feb 2014 11:55

willbick wrote:Does it? Did he come 2nd in all the top races he rode last year?!

Did Wiggins come 2nd in the Giro?
Cancellara is like The Black Album. Really good but way overrated.
User avatar Netserk
Senior Member
 
Posts: 16,503
Joined: 30 Apr 2011 13:10
Location: Denmark

06 Feb 2014 12:20

Gee its hard work with u guys. Someone said they were looking forward to Wiggins 'returning to form' this year. I merely stated that finishing 2nd in the world TT was a 'return to form' after his bad start to last year
willbick
Junior Member
 
Posts: 1,367
Joined: 07 Jul 2012 18:11

06 Feb 2014 12:37

You appear to have a problem following the conversation that was going on before my post tbh fam.
Cyivel
Junior Member
 
Posts: 1,888
Joined: 05 Aug 2012 22:46

06 Feb 2014 14:14

Pricey_sky wrote:I'd bet Froome would still get those 5 minutes in the mountains going full retard like on Ventoux last year ect. I doubt Froome would lose that much time to his rivals on the cobbles, he will have a decent team around him.


Youre probably right. I just want to see a little bit of drama. The last couple of tours have been incredibly boring and predictable.
User avatar the sceptic
Senior Member
 
Posts: 6,429
Joined: 21 Jul 2012 20:17

06 Feb 2014 14:24

Roubaix is a good objetive for Wiggins.

It is a pity anyway he is not in another team...becouse ha has a big engine and he should be leader of a team in the Tour.
User avatar Taxus4a
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2,119
Joined: 12 Aug 2012 18:48
Location: Castilla

06 Feb 2014 14:38

For me personally, it would bring endless amounts of enjoyment and amusement to get to see Froome and Wiggins fighting it out for leadership of Sky all across France. And while they are consumed with fighting it out with each other, see Nibali take advantage of that and ride away and into yellow. That would be just perfect! :D
User avatar Afrank
Senior Member
 
Posts: 9,240
Joined: 16 Aug 2011 21:58
Location: Oregon

06 Feb 2014 14:40

willbick wrote:Does it? Did he come 2nd in all the top races he rode last year?!


Wow Wiggins came 2nd in the Giro? I must have missed that. I remember him losing his nerve and riding like me; a Granny :) And he came 2nd in Romandie?

Did he ride any races really well in 2013 except Britain and World TT? He found form late in the season and used it well! But certainly wasn't on form throughout the season.
Carol S.
~~~~
Alberto Contador: "And yes, it is true that for me it's the same to finish second or 10th."

Vincezo Nibali joins Anquetil, Gimondi, Merckx, Hinault and Contador as only the 6th winner of all 3 Grand Tours! Bravo Lo Squalo!
User avatar Carols
Senior Member
 
Posts: 4,590
Joined: 20 Mar 2010 15:20
Location: PA, USA

06 Feb 2014 14:43

Afrank wrote:For me personally, it would bring endless amounts of enjoyment and amusement to get to see Froome and Wiggins fighting it out for leadership of Sky all across France. And while they are consumed with fighting it out with each other, see Nibali take advantage of that and ride away and into yellow. That would be just perfect! :D


This :) Let them bicker and moan while Nibs and Alberto are giving us a race :D
Carol S.
~~~~
Alberto Contador: "And yes, it is true that for me it's the same to finish second or 10th."

Vincezo Nibali joins Anquetil, Gimondi, Merckx, Hinault and Contador as only the 6th winner of all 3 Grand Tours! Bravo Lo Squalo!
User avatar Carols
Senior Member
 
Posts: 4,590
Joined: 20 Mar 2010 15:20
Location: PA, USA

PreviousNext

Return to Professional road racing

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Jagartrott, jens_attacks, JetSet, kanari, MatParker117, MikeTichondrius, MrTea1976, Parrulo, Popchu, Richeypen and 101 guests

Back to top