Interesting. Actually, I kind of agree. At least that Contador is the only current campione. I think, tho, that there are other campioni on the road today, but we don't know who they are yet. Will Wiggo get there? Hmmm - I think Froome is more likely of the two.thehog said:Looking outside Italy, Moser said that he also considers it premature to regard Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins as a new star. “He won the yellow jersey as the Tour has been designed specifically for his characteristics,” he said, claiming that his team did much of the work to set him up in the mountains, and that the difference was made in the time trials. “I do not think would be able to do it again with a different parcours. The only real great, I think, is Contador.”
I think Boonen has earned his place if you include Cancellara and Cav.hiero2 said:Interesting. Actually, I kind of agree. At least that Contador is the only current campione. I think, tho, that there are other campioni on the road today, but we don't know who they are yet. Will Wiggo get there? Hmmm - I think Froome is more likely of the two.
I take that back a little, I also think Cancellara and Cav are current campioni - just not GT winners/campioni! But I think they will be remembered with the greats - and that is the final arbiter, yes? Who gets remembered as campioni.
hahahahahahahahahahahahamellowjohnny said:problem is (and all teams have this) - sky only have 2 riders to target 3 gcs in wiggins and froome, i guess they could throw uran at the vuelta if they were daring but they won't be.
The giro looks tailored for wiggins, they want a tour winner in their race, it will hype it up further which will be good for all.
i wonder how wiggins will feel after the giro, maybe he will play super domestique for froome this team if so, but i can't see a hinault/lemond scenario again any time soon
wiggins also total idiot for comparing himself to indurain. it would be funny if it wasn't so pathetic. indurain rode like a king and murdered all his opponents where ever he wanted. including the mountains...Alpehue said:How can anyone have this conversation and leave out Indurain.
And he won against the best of his time, something Wiggins will never achieve. Heck i'll be surprised if he'll ever ride against the best of his timeRyo Hazuki said:wiggins also total idiot for comparing himself to indurain. it would be funny if it wasn't so pathetic. indurain rode like a king and murdered all his opponents where ever he wanted. including the mountains...
Well, he promised "in the future", not necessarily next year.coinneach said:It'll probably be a combination of these factors, rather than just one.
To which, I'll add another.
Just back from holiday in Italy and couldn't believe the promotion Sky were putting out: they were on every billboard and every electrical shop, lots of street corners too.
So I suspect it all fits together: Wiggins personal preference and the corporate push behind the brand.
Does no one think he did a Hinault when under pressure and promised next year to Lemond/Froome?
It is possible as well.If Wiggins competes,I think Andy will beat him in Tour.airstream said:
No, but the reasons are clinic stuff.ferryman said:So do you honestly believe Wiggins would have been competitive in Giro 2011? Now that really is Ha Ha
I totally could see Andy getting drunk and starting a fightLibertine Seguros said:Wiggins would drink Baby Schleck under the table. The only way Schleck would scare Wiggins in a bar is by being too drunk and getting them thrown out before Wiggins can finish his drink.