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24 Apr 2014 21:12

Nope, missed the replay on Rai Sports 2 today. Still impressed with Wiggo riding everyone off his wheel yesterday and then just coasting at 3k to go, surely he could have kept at it had he needed/wanted to!
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24 Apr 2014 21:55

webvan wrote:Nope, missed the replay on Rai Sports 2 today. Still impressed with Wiggo riding everyone off his wheel yesterday and then just coasting at 3k to go, surely he could have kept at it had he needed/wanted to!


Was quite impressed yesterday and he has continued his form from PR. As long as his head stays with it during the summer he will be a good help to Froome.
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24 Apr 2014 22:25

Its a shame wiggins is at at sky, i think on another team or sky without froome, he could really push for a top 3 at the tour. I think hes still a elite stage racer but seems he does not care as much now.
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25 Apr 2014 13:17

Exactly what I was thinking the other day...I don't think Sky handled this very well, the situation was quite similar in 1996 and 1997 at Telekom with Riis and Ullrich and there was a "smoother" transition with Riis starting the 1997 tour as the official leader until he couldn't keep up.
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25 Apr 2014 13:49

Adam.S wrote:Its a shame wiggins is at at sky, i think on another team or sky without froome, he could really push for a top 3 at the tour. I think hes still a elite stage racer but seems he does not care as much now.


Thats the problem. No matter what team is was on wouldnt counter his obvious drop in motivation after winning le tour.
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25 Apr 2014 15:26

Some signs of life. Finished 11th today, 1:04 down on the winner.

Lose a bit more weight and he'll probably be competitive in California.
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25 Apr 2014 15:31

he will win that race imo. very strong showing.
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25 Apr 2014 15:58

On what we've seen in the last couple of weeks he will definitely be in the Tour team and will be a good man to have in the mountains. With Porte, Nieve and Wiggins Sky have a very strong team to support Froome.
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25 Apr 2014 16:31

Pricey_sky wrote:On what we've seen in the last couple of weeks he will definitely be in the Tour team and will be a good man to have in the mountains. With Porte, Nieve and Wiggins Sky have a very strong team to support Froome.


If Thomas can stay on his bike (big if) then I'm pretty sure you'll see him leading the train in the mountains with not too many left for company.
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25 Apr 2014 16:35

JRanton wrote:If Thomas can stay on his bike (big if) then I'm pretty sure you'll see him leading the train in the mountains with not too many left for company.


Maybe they should get his bike a set of training wheels. Are there any UCI rules against this? :D
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25 Apr 2014 20:01

JRanton wrote:Lose a bit more weight and he'll probably be competitive in California.


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25 Apr 2014 20:11

happychappy wrote:Image


Doesn't look too heavy to me - maybe 2Kg? He does seem to have got a bit of sun on the legs at Tenerife though. He normally looks more sickly pale to me. Good signs for him at Trentino I must say. Sky will have cards to play at the Tour.
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25 Apr 2014 20:18

2nd time in 2 weeks he's been dropped and not just give up. Seems to have his head screwed on again.
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25 Apr 2014 20:28

I'd love to see him go well at the Tour. Must admit that I've always had a bit of a soft spot for Wiggins, even if the PR hype this year was getting a bit over the top.
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25 Apr 2014 21:18

Watched the finish on Steephill, getting better by the day. Not sure who'll be at the TOC but I just checked out the route http://www.steephill.tv/tour-of-california/ and it looks like a sew in if he maintains/improves his current shape. And then who knows...
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25 Apr 2014 21:22

It's kinda cool to have a rider finish in the group sprinting for 2nd in Roubaix and then 11th on a HC MTF 2 weeks later even if it was just Trentino.
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25 Apr 2014 22:01

happychappy wrote:Image


if he can't be competitive or even win it against a second tier of climbers and continental team climbers, then forget about him being a super domestique at TDF. :D
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25 Apr 2014 22:45

Jelantik wrote:if he can't be competitive or even win it against a second tier of climbers and continental team climbers, then forget about him being a super domestique at TDF. :D


Ok come on...people were being a little nice to him the last couple of posts. You just spoiled the fun. :p
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25 Apr 2014 22:49

roundabout wrote:It's kinda cool to have a rider finish in the group sprinting for 2nd in Roubaix and then 11th on a HC MTF 2 weeks later even if it was just Trentino.


This.




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26 Apr 2014 13:04

Jelantik wrote:if he can't be competitive or even win it against a second tier of climbers and continental team climbers, then forget about him being a super domestique at TDF. :D


Why should he be a super domestique to Froome and his biitch Porte, he deserves and needs a leadership role, or at least some free plan b role.
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