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06 Jun 2014 08:43

Is it not possible that Wiggins breaks his contract with Sky and switches team before the tour? I recall Petacchi doing something similar once
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06 Jun 2014 08:50

Jones123 wrote:Is it not possible that Wiggins breaks his contract with Sky and switches team before the tour? I recall Petacchi doing something similar once


You mean like he, Wiggins, did it to Garmin? :rolleyes:
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06 Jun 2014 08:50

[url]http://dailymail.co.uk/France-2014-route-Britain-revealed-MAP.html

WTF! the Daily Mail seems to think that Sir Brad is the current TDF champion.
Even more confusion for Brailsfraud to explain away.
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06 Jun 2014 08:55

Jones123 wrote:Is it not possible that Wiggins breaks his contract with Sky and switches team before the tour? I recall Petacchi doing something similar once


It's impossible:
https://twitter.com/inrng/status/474832868544622592
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06 Jun 2014 08:57

personal wrote:You mean like he, Wiggins, did it to Garmin? :rolleyes:


Haha I suppose, but that was at the end of the season wasn't it? Would love to see Wiggo make a shock switch just before the tour :p
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06 Jun 2014 08:59

rainman wrote:[url]http://dailymail.co.uk/sport/othersports/article/tour de france 2014 route revealed

WTF! the Daily Mail seems to think that Sir Brad is the current TDF champion.
Even more confusion for Brailsfraud to explain away.


Very few cares about Froome in Britland. Wiggo is the default champion.
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06 Jun 2014 09:00



Fair enough, thinking back to it Petacchi might have been a free rider at the time
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06 Jun 2014 09:02

Jones123 wrote:Haha I suppose, but that was at the end of the season wasn't it? Would love to see Wiggo make a shock switch just before the tour :p


Never going to happen, its still possible he will make the Tour team. Another good performance at Suisse, preferably a win and he will make the team especially if Froome gets beaten by Contador next week.
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06 Jun 2014 09:03

Jones123 wrote:Fair enough, thinking back to it Petacchi might have been a free rider at the time


You can agree verbally on a new contract and negotiate with teams. You can even have virtually changed to the team but nothing can be official before August.
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06 Jun 2014 09:04

Pricey_sky wrote:Never going to happen, its still possible he will make the Tour team. Another good performance at Suisse, preferably a win and he will make the team especially if Froome gets beaten by Contador next week.


Does it make a difference if Froome gets beaten? Porte is still sky's second ahead of wiggo.
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06 Jun 2014 09:04

Ruby United wrote:Oh, it will be easy. I can imagine it already:

Brailsford: 'We had to do what was best for the team and Chris....'


It will be interesting because the Uk mainstream media have never really had a go at Brailsford, they've always laughed along at his jokes about making wheels rounder. Even the hypocrisy over Lienders/Yates/Julich et al was brushed away very easily with barely a whimper, but snubbing Wiggins will be a much bigger deal, he won't get an easy ride if he tries to dismiss it lightly.
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06 Jun 2014 09:18

jens_attacks wrote:best case scenario:wiggo wins suisse, froome gets beaten by contador in dauphine. braislford has to put wiggo on the line-up for tour


Wiggo will certainly have massive motivation to win the TDS now and we know that when he puts his mind to something...and if Bertie beats Froome at the Dauphine it's going to become even worse for DB than it already is. Apparently ("will be on the team only if Froome is injured) Froome has vetoed Wiggo on the team (certainly a right to veto in his contract) so that shouldn't give him a spot.
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06 Jun 2014 09:30

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06 Jun 2014 09:33

So because Froome is a little whiny ***** a in-form Wiggo can't ride the tdf. WTH :rolleyes:

Wiggo is clearly on form and could have been a great asset in there tdf squad. Sky are letting personal issue's affect there judgment. For a team claiming they are all about being professionals and scientific and blabla this is pretty embarrassing haha :o
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06 Jun 2014 09:34

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06 Jun 2014 09:38

PR disaster for Sky (and Froome).

Obviously winning the race is what matters but even so...
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06 Jun 2014 09:40

Chris Froome has dropped in my reckoning after this, and Brailsford for giving way.
Even if BW had gone rogue The Dawg could have seen him off in the mountains and proven himself a worthy champion by not losing too much in the ITT. But making sure he was DNS was sneaky and cowardly. Hope Alberto is in blistering form next month.
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06 Jun 2014 09:43

Jones123 wrote:Wiggins' interview on BBC Breakfasts' Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=879874568693349&set=vb.127439507270196&type=2&theater


Very, very diplomatic...a true Sir :cool:
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06 Jun 2014 09:50

I thought even with what Froome said recently about Wiggo he would still get a spot ... apparently not. Not cool :o
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06 Jun 2014 09:54

webvan wrote:Wiggo will certainly have massive motivation to win the TDS now and we know that when he puts his mind to something...and if Bertie beats Froome at the Dauphine it's going to become even worse for DB than it already is. Apparently ("will be on the team only if Froome is injured) Froome has vetoed Wiggo on the team (certainly a right to veto in his contract) so that shouldn't give him a spot.


Apparently Wiggins (knowing he wouldn't be at the Tour) has been focussing on the track since California. He's put on 2kg as well so he definitely won't be in contention for the GC at Suisse.
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