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21 Mar 2014 13:55

Guybrush wrote:i love this guy! keep quoting himself! :D

if only s/he knew how to do it ;)
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21 Mar 2014 16:11

TourOfSardinia wrote:if only s/he knew how to do it ;)


I'm sure you get the point. Lol
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21 Mar 2014 16:52

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Froome. Rightful winner of 2 TDF and 1 Tour of Spain.


He ain't the rightful owner of a Tour of Spain. He was working for his own teammate in the TdF, so he had to lose. In Spain, he simply got beat.
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21 Mar 2014 16:59

Jspear wrote:
arvc40 wrote:
He ain't the rightful owner of a Tour of Spain. He was working for his own teammate in the TdF, so he had to lose. In Spain, he simply got beat.


i guess you didn't watched Vuelta 2011
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21 Mar 2014 17:58

Wiggo skips Catalunya for a 2 weeks training block

http://www.teamsky.com/article/0,27290,17578_9224348,00.html
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21 Mar 2014 18:36

pastronef wrote:Wiggo skips Catalunya for a 2 weeks training block

http://www.teamsky.com/article/0,27290,17578_9224348,00.html


Bigg wigg avoids racing with Froome again.
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22 Mar 2014 06:05

arvc40 wrote:Bigg wigg avoids racing with Froome again.

No it so he can do the Archers :confused:
http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2014/mar/21/bradley-wiggins-archers-sport-relief-review
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22 Mar 2014 06:13



In all fairness this was for Sport relief yesterday, its a major event here in Britain where celebrities and sports men/women raise money for charity and help people in desperate need. David Beckham appeared in a sketch of our classic comedy 'Only fools and horses'.
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22 Mar 2014 12:54

Betfred are offering odds as low as 25-1 on Bradley Wiggins winning TDF 2014, and BetVictor 100-1, others are 40-1/50-1.

Worth a punt if Froome's back's still playing up or crashes and he becomes plan B.

The odds make quite interesting reading http://www.oddschecker.com/cycling/tour-de-france/winner
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22 Mar 2014 13:34

[quote="elfed68"]Betfred are offering odds as low as 25-1 on Bradley Wiggins winning TDF 2014, and BetVictor 100-1, others are 40-1/50-1.

Worth a punt if Froome's back's still playing up or crashes and he becomes plan B.

The odds make quite interesting reading http://www.oddschecker.com/cycling/tour-de-france/winner[/QUOTE

Worth a bet ?. No thanks.
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22 Mar 2014 13:42

arvc40 wrote:
elfed68 wrote:Betfred are offering odds as low as 25-1 on Bradley Wiggins winning TDF 2014, and BetVictor 100-1, others are 40-1/50-1.

Worth a punt if Froome's back's still playing up or crashes and he becomes plan B.

The odds make quite interesting reading http://www.oddschecker.com/cycling/tour-de-france/winner[/QUOTE

Worth a bet ?. No thanks.


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22 Mar 2014 16:51

Pricey_sky wrote:
To be honest he was the best rider in that Tour, yes it was a route that was tailor made for him but no other rival took a single second out of him in the mountains and he blew everyone away in the 2 long iTT's. Even if Froome would have taken time in the mountains Wiggins had his measure in the TT's. He could have gone even quicker in the final TT but spent the last few k's of it realising he was about to make history.

Before you accuse me of being a Wiggins fanboy I'm firmly in the Froome camp but even I admit he would not have beaten Wiggins in that Tour.


Bear in mind a big chunk of Froome's lost time (1m34s of the total 3m21s) came came from the puncture on stage 1.
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22 Mar 2014 17:01

If Froome wasn't on the leash he would have won the 2012 TdF and the 2011 Vuelta.
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22 Mar 2014 23:09

BYOP88 wrote:If Froome wasn't on the leash he would have won the 2012 TdF and the 2011 Vuelta.


Yup, He would have.
It would have been an amazing story. I mean in 18 months he went from pack fodder to GT winner?!

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22 Mar 2014 23:42

thehook wrote:Yup, He would have.
It would have been an amazing story. I mean in 18 months he went from pack fodder to GT winner?!

Marginal Gains Baby!

More like in three weeks ;)
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23 Mar 2014 00:18

yawn. clinic>>>>>>
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24 Mar 2014 02:58

arvc40 wrote:Bigg wigg avoids racing with Froome again.


Its a team strategy of having one more option in the TDF with the problems of Froome's back(if surgery required) and Contador's resurgence. Catalonia will give some indication.
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24 Mar 2014 20:04

IndianCyclist wrote:Its a team strategy of having one more option in the TDF with the problems of Froome's back(if surgery required) and Contador's resurgence. Catalonia will give some indication.


They'd be better off pulling Porte from the Giro. His preparation for that isn't exactly going well anyway.
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24 Mar 2014 20:12

JRanton wrote:They'd be better off pulling Porte from the Giro. His preparation for that isn't exactly going well anyway.


Switch Nieve and Porte if its not too late. Nieve isn't a good GC rider imo, but hes a wonderful climber. Could bag a big mountain win.
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24 Mar 2014 20:15

Dazed and Confused wrote:Switch Nieve and Porte if its not too late. Nieve isn't a good GC rider imo, but hes a wonderful climber. Could bag a big mountain win.


That wouldn't make any sense considering the altitude native's problems. Froome or Porte would need Nieve at the Tour.

Just write off the Giro. Most of the other teams do.
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