bjbest said:It's amazing how much they get "Team Sky" into the headlines and onto the page. Almost no other team is mentioned, but currently "Sky" is there six times on the front page of CyclingNews.
Someone is certainly going out of their way to work Sky into the headline. Here are some recent CyclingNews headlines:
"Sky proves the goods with Henderson win"
"Sutton secures Sky's second"
"Dominant start for Sky in Qatar team time trial"
Nothing against the riders or the team -- I'm looking forward to seeing what they do this season.
karlboss said:Cyclingnews and many, many other media outlets, present the news that people want to read. This is an english language site, with a new english speaking protour team. People want to read about them, hence we receive reports.
Radioshack reports annoy me more, a training camp with more than one report? seems silly to me
The merit is that this team is winning races from the off and already giving a very good account of themselves, that's why some people want to read about them in the round, not just the race stuff.tgsgirl said:What merit is there in "Sky gives its sprinters a work-out at training camp"? What next, "REVOLUTION: Sky train using bikes"?
Libertine Seguros said:If more of the same requires a post to tell us they use TT bikes, then I'd gladly forgo that "news" in favour of finding out about something less well-trodden...
bjbest said:The issue, to me anyhow, is that the owners of CyclingNews have an official partnership with Sky, and this looks like it's manifesting as working Sky into every single headline where it's even remotely possible. If Sky is paying CyclingNews to run stories... that's not journalism.