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20 Jun 2014 10:00

Riis: Big mistake if Sky leaves Wiggins out of Tour-team (in Danish):

http://sporten.tv2.dk/2014-06-20-riis-k%C3%A6mpefejl-droppe-wiggins-til-touren
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20 Jun 2014 18:46

Cimber wrote:Riis: Big mistake if Sky leaves Wiggins out of Tour-team (in Danish):

http://sporten.tv2.dk/2014-06-20-riis-k%C3%A6mpefejl-droppe-wiggins-til-touren


Nice to hear a totally unbiased opinion about the whole situation. :rolleyes:

You know Riis was dying to see a little SKY disharmony between the two most recent champions this July.
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20 Jun 2014 18:57

Cimber wrote:Riis: Big mistake if Sky leaves Wiggins out of Tour-team (in Danish):

http://sporten.tv2.dk/2014-06-20-riis-k%C3%A6mpefejl-droppe-wiggins-til-touren


I don't get why his opinion is even brought in,it's just trolling from him,the Tinkoff team-manager talking about what should his main rivals do:rolleyes:
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20 Jun 2014 23:03

MBotero wrote:I don't get why his opinion is even brought in,it's just trolling from him,the Tinkoff team-manager talking about what should his main rivals do:rolleyes:


Agreed.

With Henao out I still wonder if Wiggins gets the call. I am sure there is some tense debates going on. Undoubtedly Froome could use his help IF he actually gave it his all. The distraction though would certainly be there even if Wiggins was committed to helping.
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20 Jun 2014 23:16

offbyone wrote:Agreed.

With Henao out I still wonder if Wiggins gets the call. I am sure there is some tense debates going on. Undoubtedly Froome could use his help IF he actually gave it his all. The distraction though would certainly be there even if Wiggins was committed to helping.


does the W has enough time to get rid of the fat due to the disappointment of nonselection? Maybe SKY has some magic fat lost potion in the trunk.:eek:
Either SKY bring us into future or bring us back ten years. Only time will tell.
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20 Jun 2014 23:22

MBotero wrote:I don't get why his opinion is even brought in,it's just trolling from him,the Tinkoff team-manager talking about what should his main rivals do:rolleyes:


It's sort of like topics folks bring up in between races, or during the off season: it's literally something to talk about. I almost wish ASO would mandate that Sky bring him just for the sheer drama. :p:D
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21 Jun 2014 11:21

maxmartin wrote:does the W has enough time to get rid of the fat due to the disappointment of nonselection? Maybe SKY has some magic fat lost potion in the trunk.:eek:


They obviously could ask Berto. Oh, wait...
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21 Jun 2014 11:45

SiAp1984 wrote:They obviously could ask Berto. Oh, wait...


Could you give us an example of a dramatic, rapid weight loss by AC?
Didn't think so.

However Wiggo achieved this feat going from P-R to ToC. Hmmm
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21 Jun 2014 13:34

veganrob wrote:Could you give us an example of a dramatic, rapid weight loss by AC?
Didn't think so.

However Wiggo achieved this feat going from P-R to ToC. Hmmm


I made a rather lame joke referring to some weight-reducing stuff which was once found in ACs System. Never mind...
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21 Jun 2014 16:45

Tour of California looks a much stronger race than it did at the time. Wiggins should be annoyed with himself that he couldn't be bothered to go for the win in Switzerland in order to try for a completely meaningless track Gold in Glasgow.
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26 Jun 2014 19:59

Congratulations to Wiggo on winning the National TT, he's still the man!! And in rain as well!!
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Wiggins wins British TT champs

26 Jun 2014 20:02

Wiggins wins British TT championship by 1min 8 secs from Thomas over 42k. Not bad on a 2 lap course with decent climb on it. It was raining as well. Well done Wiggo!
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26 Jun 2014 20:20

Non Grimpeur wrote:Wiggins wins British TT championship by 1min 8 secs from Thomas over 42k. Not bad on a 2 lap course with decent climb on it. It was raining as well. Well done Wiggo!


Not bad? He killed it.

Wiggins finished in a time of 53.56, more than a minute ahead of Team Sky colleague Thomas (55.04), with three-times winner Alex Dowsett third in 55.17. Welsh cyclist and Team Sky member Luke Rowe finished fourth in 56:55.

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/other-sport/cycling/national-championships-2014-sir-bradley-7334272

While I pretend to understand why he's not riding the TdF results like this make SKY's TdF choices look plain crazy.
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26 Jun 2014 20:22

DirtyWorks wrote:While I pretend to understand why he's not riding the TdF results like this make SKY's TdF choices look plain crazy.


Not official/confirmed yet, still a chance ! ;)
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26 Jun 2014 20:32

deValtos wrote:Not official/confirmed yet, still a chance ! ;)


I hope so. If Thomas is riding then Wiggins should be. But Wiggins knows he won't be there which is a shame for him and his fans.

Agree with Dirty Works above. If Wiggins doesn't ride it will be because Froome doesn't want him there - which is obvious - and Brailsford doesn't want to rock the boat.
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26 Jun 2014 20:50

From Sky website:

After crossing the line Wiggins, who will not ride the national road race on Sunday, said: "It was full commitment today. Any time trial you go into as Olympic champion, especially at the British championships, you want to win it.

"This is probably the best British championships they've ever had in terms of the field and the way the event's been run.

"I think G was perhaps the rider I feared most today, especially on home soil and the form he's in. I didn't take anything for granted today."


It looks like Wiggo may have been doing a lot of specific track and TT work and less endurance which may explain why he's not doing the road race and why he beat Thomas by a big margin. So it looks like the rest of his year might look something like this:

Commonwealth Games track and TT
Tour of Poland
Vuelta (as training for the worlds)
World TT
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26 Jun 2014 21:04

No doubt who is the boss of UK TTing.

1 52 Bradley Wiggins Sky ProCycling 26:29 53:56
2 50 Geraint Thomas Sky ProCycling 27:07 55:04 1:08
3 53 Alex Dowsett Movistar 27:32 55:17 1:21
4 48 Luke Rowe Sky ProCycling 28:34 56:55 2:59
5 31 James McLaughlin Guidon Chalettois 28:24 57:16 3:20
6 51 Matt Bottrill http://www.drag2zero.com 28:51 58:03 4:07

Different planet
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26 Jun 2014 21:10

I went to see a bit of the TT as it was up the road from me. Wiggins was visibly quicker than the rest even over just a 300m stretch of road!
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26 Jun 2014 21:13

Thomas is a fair bit closer than Dennis was in the California TT, if you take into account the length.
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26 Jun 2014 22:30

willbick wrote:I went to see a bit of the TT as it was up the road from me. Wiggins was visibly quicker than the rest even over just a 300m stretch of road!


How did he look? Fat and powerful or lean and GC-like?
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