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05 Jun 2014 08:20

Not a chance in hell Froome will get a bad reception
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05 Jun 2014 08:46

Poursuivant wrote:Not a chance in hell Froome will get a bad reception


+1

He might given a similar situation in belgium, spain or italy but I cant see the average British cycling fan getting worked up enough to start shouting things at him from the roadside. Probably get escorted away by 'security' anyway lol
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05 Jun 2014 13:25

Catwhoorg wrote:I hope Dowsett.

He deserves it as the specialist.


Dowsett has just DESTROYED the Uk record for a 10 mile TT - 17'20" took over 20s off it.:eek:
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05 Jun 2014 13:27

Pricey_sky wrote:
In my opinion Froome has every right to be a little annoyed after both Vuelta 11 and Tour 12 titles could have been his.


He was employed to do a job then decided he didnt want to do it.
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05 Jun 2014 14:09

Winterfold wrote:He was employed to do a job then decided he didnt want to do it.


He did do the job though, although doing his job in the first instance (Vuelta) cost him and the team their first GT. Maybe they wanted Wiggo to win the first :D
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05 Jun 2014 15:29

Winterfold wrote:He was employed to do a job then decided he didnt want to do it.


That is dependent upon what agreement he had with Brailsford when he signed his contract. Froome seems to believe that promises were made or implied and then rescinded once the Tour (2012) came around. It seems to me that they tended to cater to Wiggins fragile personality until Froome delivered the goods at the Tour last year. Wiggins has since been discarded like an old toy by a child. He's not shiny any more and Froome is.
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05 Jun 2014 21:55

Angliru wrote:That is dependent upon what agreement he had with Brailsford when he signed his contract. Froome seems to believe that promises were made or implied and then rescinded once the Tour (2012) came around. It seems to me that they tended to cater to Wiggins fragile personality until Froome delivered the goods at the Tour last year. Wiggins has since been discarded like an old toy by a child. He's not shiny any more and Froome is.


True, but one of them is a clean winner.
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05 Jun 2014 22:48

Pricey_sky wrote:Cav and Wiggins are still British despite where they were born, last time I looked Isle of Man was part of GB? Wiggins parents were both British citizens and he has lived here most of his life. Froome is not British he just chose the British cycling system as he would have had no chance staying in Kenya.


IOM is not part of GB, its not even part of the UK.

I agree about Froome, the only reason he is "British" is because Sky are the richest team in the peloton. He attracts only a tiny fraction of the public support that Wiggins enjoys in Britain and if Wiggo isn't riding the tour there will be a lot of puzzled casual fans especially as he's in good nick and from a sporting perspective is worth a spot in the team.

If Wiggins goes to the papers with an axe to grind the public sympathy will be 100% with him. You only have to look at the lukewarm attitude from GB fans in other sports to passport tourists to see what will happen. Henman and Bruno were far more popular than Rusedski and Lewis in Tennis and Boxing, Zola Budd was never popular even without a home rival for the public affection. I'm not sure that will translate into outright hositility, but those Yorkies can be a law unto themselves at times especially if they think they've been snubbed, just ask my first wife.

Froome not helping himself here
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/27722064
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05 Jun 2014 22:49

Angliru wrote:That is dependent upon what agreement he had with Brailsford when he signed his contract. Froome seems to believe that promises were made or implied and then rescinded once the Tour (2012) came around. It seems to me that they tended to cater to Wiggins fragile personality until Froome delivered the goods at the Tour last year. Wiggins has since been discarded like an old toy by a child. He's not shiny any more and Froome is.


I don't doubt this is all true, but thinking about this whole Wiggins Froome bad blood, it seems a bit odd that Froome seems to be so down on Wiggins, when it's the management that has been playing them off against each other. Is it really Wiggins' fault that Brailsford promised Froome something and then didn't deliver? Whatever, it's a fascinating soap opera in any case!
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05 Jun 2014 22:54

Angliru wrote:That is dependent upon what agreement he had with Brailsford when he signed his contract. Froome seems to believe that promises were made or implied and then rescinded once the Tour (2012) came around. It seems to me that they tended to cater to Wiggins fragile personality until Froome delivered the goods at the Tour last year. Wiggins has since been discarded like an old toy by a child. He's not shiny any more and Froome is.


100% they supported Wiggins, you only have to look at the marketing in 2011 it was all Wiggo, and 2012 it was Wiggo + Cav. Chris who?
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06 Jun 2014 07:06

Bradley Wiggins has convinced himself that he is not allowed to go to the Sky Tour.
http://www.sporza.be/cm/sporza/wielrennen/Tour/140606_Wiggins_geen_Tour
:o:o:o
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06 Jun 2014 07:19

Looks like Cound's got her way then.

Massive shame and very shortsighted, he seems to have really ****ed someone off for this to happen.

I hope he goes somewhere else and gets a proper role, one which doesn't fit in with whatever the other star rider doesn't want.
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06 Jun 2014 07:27

Just confirmed on BBC Breakfast that he won't be going to Le Tour! All is not well!
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06 Jun 2014 07:31

what a joke the. i hope the english fans will punish brailsford for this high treason. a sir to be thrown away from his own team unbelievable. at least i hope he wins tour de suisse
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06 Jun 2014 07:36

yep:

Wiggins tells @BBCBreakfast he won't be at Le Tour "as things stand"
Wiggins is picking his words very carefully here but says he is "gutted".
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06 Jun 2014 07:38

He-manuelle Sella wrote:Just confirmed on BBC Breakfast that he won't be going to Le Tour! All is not well!


What a f*****n joke! This really is crap, I've gone right off Team Sky!
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06 Jun 2014 07:42

elfed68 wrote:What a f*****n joke! This really is crap, I've gone right off Team Sky!


Hi Bradley! :)
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06 Jun 2014 07:44

He-manuelle Sella wrote:Hi Bradley! :)


I'm off to OGE!
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06 Jun 2014 07:44

Laughable development.

Man, we have a lot of weakness at the top of the peloton today.

And Brailsford is starting to look like a puppet.
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06 Jun 2014 07:46

Hilarious. Froome is downright scared of him it seems.

Feel a bit sorry for Sir Brad.
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