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26 Jun 2014 23:25

Non Grimpeur wrote: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


I'm pretty sure he will ride the Tour of Britain again.
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26 Jun 2014 23:47

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


lol these guys never look fat! i think the notion that Wiggins' weight is constantly changing by large amounts is ridiculous. you're talking about maybe 3-4 kgs at the most - not something you can notice as they fly past you at 30mph!
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27 Jun 2014 00:48

To wear this jersey is always a privilege,” Wiggins said. “This is probably my last British time trial championship so to win it and perhaps never come back again, it’s quite a nice way to end it.”

His words prompted immediate speculation as to why he would not be returning to the nationals, with one possibility that he will leave Team Sky at the end of the season. Wiggins admitted at the start of the month that he would probably need to do so if he ever wanted to ride in the Tour de France again, with Orica-GreenEdge known to be interested in him. As diplomatic as he was - and he hit the right notes here PR-wise, praising Froome, saying Team Sky’s leader was still Tour favourite - he could not entirely disguise the tensions bubbling away beneath the surface, making one pointed comment about lacking preparation for the Tour de Suisse after diverting his attention to the track.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/cycling/tour-de-france/10929613/Sir-Bradley-Wiggins-will-not-be-in-Tour-de-France-despite-British-time-trial-win.html

There you go.
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27 Jun 2014 07:00

Eight better riders than him selected. Yup, right!
Why Brailsford didn't confirm what we all knew two weeks ago we shall never know. We'll see next month whether his touch as a team manager has deserted him.
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27 Jun 2014 07:56

If a team was selected purely on form there is not doubt Wiggins would benefit the team. But it is also about team dynamics.

Thomas incidentally said he rode the time trial without taking too much risk. How much closer he would have been who knows.
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27 Jun 2014 07:59

willbick wrote:lol these guys never look fat! i think the notion that Wiggins' weight is constantly changing by large amounts is ridiculous. you're talking about maybe 3-4 kgs at the most - not something you can notice as they fly past you at 30mph!


Of course he won't look fat by I was hoping that you would catch my drift. Either way, I can see how it is hard to determine at 30 mph.
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27 Jun 2014 08:45

Wiggins not in TDF

Absolutely official now

http://www.teamsky.com/article/0,27290,29112_8785078,00.html

Will NOT be supporting SKY this TDF for the first time since their inception.

Think they have been absolute ****s !
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27 Jun 2014 08:55

didn't know they start in corsica again...
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27 Jun 2014 08:56

And that it's the Tour 100th edition again.
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27 Jun 2014 09:05

Wiggo wrote:With my crash in Switzerland, I probably lacked some preparation, so it came down that there were probably eight better guys that could go in front of me.


Very diplomatic from Brad, can't really beleive there where 8 better guys than him:mad:
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27 Jun 2014 09:05

Liquigas wrote:And that it's the Tour 100th edition again.


jens_attacks wrote:didn't know they start in corsica again...


Ah **** what a bloody idiot I am.

I saw todays date and just assumed the worst !

Thanks for noticing :)

EDIT: Actually its yesterdays date. :D
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27 Jun 2014 09:07

Fight.The.Power wrote:Ah **** what a bloody idiot I am.

I saw todays date and just assumed the worst !

Thanks for noticing :)


He has already told the BBC he wont be going this year though
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27 Jun 2014 09:08

del1962 wrote:He has already told the BBC he wont be going this year though


I know that and he told the UK press yesterday, but I am still hopeful.

Looking at SteepHill there is one slot left.

http://www.steephill.tv/tour-de-france/
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27 Jun 2014 09:09

SKY are due to announce their final line up today, hence my earlier cockup.
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27 Jun 2014 09:14

Sir Wiggo was dumped weeks ago. Nothing to do with form.

Froome gotta be confident about Porte's form.
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27 Jun 2014 09:47

Really hoping Porte gets dropped like a stone on the first mountain stage and Froome gets mugged by Rogers, Roche and Kreutziger - two years ago I was cheering for the Froome dog to be let off the leash of the Sky train but since then he has revealed himself to be a sly and insecure man.
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27 Jun 2014 09:49

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


https://www.flickr.com/photos/veloshooter/14513401692/in/set-72157645294555046

Lean and mean!
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27 Jun 2014 10:09

NO Sir Bradley at the Tour.... Booo
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27 Jun 2014 10:10

Bad news day for Wiggins.

Number 1 - confirmed not in the Tour team.

Number 2 - Might not even be the world's most famous Wiggins for too much longer.
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27 Jun 2014 10:19

DB and Team Cound may come to regret this ridiculous veto...
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