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30 Apr 2013 13:14

This is some entertaining catfight


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I look forward to @TeamSky clearing up this mess (ASAP) #fedup

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To those claiming that this Wiggins/Froome thing is some sort of publicity stunt, you are wrong.

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30 Apr 2013 13:16

That chick needs to take a pill!

Cimber wrote:Imo its more about what he has shown this year. Against the likes of JRod and Bertie Froome is a much beter bet that Wiggo. But can they both have protected roles and then let the race decide after the 1st MTF?


Of course, that's the way it should be, only Froome and his airhead GF think it doesn't make sense, it's the complete opposite actually to anyone who knows anything about cycling...but of course as JRanton pointed out, if Wiggo is in yellow after the first ITT it's going to make life difficult for Froome.
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30 Apr 2013 13:18

webvan wrote:That chick needs to take a pill!



Of course, that's the way it should be, only Froome and his airhead GF think it doesn't make sense, it's the complete opposite actually to anyone who knows anything about cycling...but of course as JRanton pointed out, if Wiggo is in yellow after the first ITT it's going to make life difficult for Froome.


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30 Apr 2013 13:19

webvan wrote:That chick needs to take a pill!



Of course, that's the way it should be, only Froome and his airhead GF think it doesn't make sense, it's the complete opposite actually to anyone who knows anything about cycling...but of course as JRanton pointed out, if Wiggo is in yellow after the first ITT it's going to make life difficult for Froome.


But their is a MTF before the 1st ITT, so Froome make his point then and there.
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30 Apr 2013 13:20

Gotta hand it to Wiggles, the guy knows how to stick the knife in, and twist it

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30 Apr 2013 13:22

If I'm Froome and Wiggins gets the team's support just for being ahead a couple seconds at some arbitrary cut-off point, I would **** **** up in the race and switch teams ASAP. He deserves this. Wiggins chose the Giro, if he'd said after the Tour 2012 "I'm going to repeat the win in 2013", that would have been the end of the discussion, but he didn't. He made his choice and if he's not able to live with it now, he can't expect Froome to play nice.
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30 Apr 2013 13:22

Cimber wrote:But their is a MTF before the 1st ITT, so Froome make his point then and there.


Wiggins to attack him in the TTT.

I dunno why the Lance crew didn't try that in 2009 :p
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30 Apr 2013 13:23

Ferminal wrote:Wiggins to attack him in the TTT.

I dunno why the Lance crew didn't try that in 2009 :p


Lol imagine one of them having a puncture in the TTT and the other one pushing the team to keep going. Would be epic :D
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30 Apr 2013 13:25

Ferminal wrote:Wiggins to attack him in the TTT.

I dunno why the Lance crew didn't try that in 2009 :p


They did hide Alberto's wheels.
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30 Apr 2013 13:25

spalco wrote:If I'm Froome and Wiggins gets the team's support just for being ahead a couple seconds at some arbitrary cut-off point, I would **** **** up in the race and switch teams ASAP. He deserves this. Wiggins chose the Giro, if he'd said after the Tour 2012 "I'm going to repeat the win in 2013", that would have been the end of the discussion, but he didn't. He made his choice and if he's not able to live with it now, he can't expect Froome to play nice.


I don't expect Froome will play nice. I imagine Froome is pretty annoyed that Wiggins is once again trying to take the TDF leadership that he deserves (and was promised) away from him. And no matter what their positions are heading into Ax-3, I expect Froome will want to show he should be the leader as early into the race as possible.
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30 Apr 2013 13:29

webvan wrote:That chick needs to take a pill!



Of course, that's the way it should be, only Froome and his airhead GF think it doesn't make sense, it's the complete opposite actually to anyone who knows anything about cycling...but of course as JRanton pointed out, if Wiggo is in yellow after the first ITT it's going to make life difficult for Froome.


Yes, like last year, when both were protected as well and some teammates waited for Froome on that first stage. Oh no wait, that didn't happen since nobody cared :rolleyes:
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30 Apr 2013 13:30

Sophistic82 wrote:Wiggins won last year so he should be the leader if he wants to go for yellow.
And based on what are people assuming that Froome is stronger than Wiggins?Because of these short accellerations last year?


Froome's results so far this season in stage races:
1st Tour of Oman
2nd Tirreno Adriatico
1st Criterium International
1st Tour of Romandie

Wiggin's results so far this season in stage races:
5th Volta a Catalunya
5th Giro del Trentino
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30 Apr 2013 13:34

wwabbit wrote:Froome's results so far this season in stage races:
1st Tour of Oman
2nd Tirreno Adriatico
1st Criterium International
1st Tour of Romandie

Wiggin's results so far this season in stage races:
5th Volta a Catalunya
5th Giro del Trentino


and Saxo will ride for Kreuziger and not Contador
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30 Apr 2013 13:40

Flamin wrote:Yes, like last year, when both were protected as well and some teammates waited for Froome on that first stage. Oh no wait, that didn't happen since nobody cared :rolleyes:


Wrong, Porte waited for him and BW only had EBH and Rogers left with EBH going for the win (finished 2nd) so they couldn't have done much more.

That's why it's a must to have two leaders in case something happens to one of them and losing 1 minute is not the worst as Sky found in 2011...
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30 Apr 2013 13:42

It's not surprising Wiggins hasn't won anything when you realise he hasn't actually ridden a race with an ITT in it. He's really not been playing to his strengths.
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30 Apr 2013 13:46

webvan wrote:Can't see anything wrong with what Wiggins is saying ? He's just saying that if everything goes to plan they'll go in the TDF with two leaders (who wouldn't with the current TOP 2 GT riders in the world ?!) and let the road decide.

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That in itself is wrong considering last year Wiggins was crying about how teams aren't supposed to have more than 1 leader and therefore froome would have to play domestique.

He was perfectly fine with the arrangment that on a harder 2013 parcors froome would get his turn, back when all he wanted was to win the 2012 tour. Now that that moment has come and gone, oh, surprise, suddenly Wiggins is not so eager to repay froome.


For all his faults, it's clear that here, froome who has remained humble, taken shirlt unfairly in the press and kept his mouth shut is the good guy, and Wiggins, not for the first-time, is behaving like a total prat.

And only intense fanboyism and nationalism can skew someone to see Wiggins as anything but an ******* in his behaviour.
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30 Apr 2013 13:47

maybe Sky should send two teams, sack off Argos-Shimano or something. Someone suggest this to ASO
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30 Apr 2013 13:47

JRanton wrote:Don't be fooled, they're as thick as thieves those two. Froome is hugely ambitious, probably even more so than his missus.


I donot think Sky in any way want negative publicity with their two top stars going at each other in the media. By now they have enough data to prove which of the two is better in mountains and TTs. The hierarchy is already fixed. No reaction from Sky management on this topic means that they are not worried. I believe that this is a media stunt in order to lull Nibali into complacency that Wiggins is concentrating on the TDF and therefore will not go all out in the Giro. Also they are going to exploit this apparent rift in the TDF. We saw that in the Criterium International where Froome won over Porte. Froome will attack and Wiggins leave a gap and suck wheels.
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30 Apr 2013 13:48

The Hitch wrote:And only intense fanboyism and nationalism can skew someone to see Wiggins as anything but an ******* in his behaviour.


But he is entertaining
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30 Apr 2013 13:56

I really hope Froome will give **** all about team tactics and roflstomp Wiggins at the first chance he gets at the Tour.
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