- Jul 29, 2012
What do you think will be the reason for his absence.
Of course he is, i gave other options though but for me it's obvious.LaFlorecita said:He's afraid of Alberto
that's the one a guy from sky gavecineteq said:IMO he was too stressed out from the Tour, and doesn't want to repeat it. Voted for "Give Froome a chance".
"Try and win the 2 other GT's to become a legend" is the most ridiculous reason I've heard thus far.
Perhaps, a top ten in a Monument doesn't automatically mean you have a future in them. I don't see Voeckler winning the Ronde van Vlaanderen any time soon.Libertine Seguros said:Thomas, a GC ride? Are we still clinging to that?
Geraint Thomas will be a very good Classics rider, but has never shown the climbing chops to become a guy who can do a GC ride in a race like Le Tour before. I know, you can point at 2009 Wiggins as an example, but that was in a very TT-biased race where he was a non-leader in a team who had sent a balanced team and for whom a top GC position was a hope more than a demand. There are too many guys above him in the GC pecking order at Sky who Thomas will have to work for for him to be putting in a GC ride even if he does put in that kind of transformation.
You wait and see. I know that BC think he can. He's not going to win one - but he'll be top ten in one sometime.Libertine Seguros said:Thomas, a GC ride? Are we still clinging to that?
I wholeheartedly agree with this.Captain Sensible said:I think he will ride the tour but he will know he carnt win it again, but to be fair to him he had a once in a lifetime chance to win it this year as the course suited him and certain other riders not in the race and he took it .
It wasn't great to watch but that's not his fault.
Well, it's been announced on Eurosport today that Sky have agreed to support Wiggins in his attempt to win the Giro and Vuelta in 2013. His aim is to win all three grand tours before he retires. If that is what he wants to achieve, fair enough. Most fans would agree that the 2013 Tour was going to be a hard ask for him. The only negative is that Froome won't have Wiggins riding for him which is a shame but the problem for Sky now is which of their best climbing domestiques ride the Tour and which ones ride the Giro ? If they ride both that won't be ideal for Froome.rghysens said:I wholeheartedly agree with this.
I don't see Wiggins race the giro if the parcours is like the one that is rumoured. He'll race the tour because that's the most important race on the calendar, and even more so in the anglosaxon world where it's the only race that matters.