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No longer a wiggo fan

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Wow! Talk about biting the hand that feeds you. Then again, VDV was the original man so maybe Garmin is still set on him being the GC guy. So Wiggo feels left out even after his sterling performance this year.

Plus he has a chance to get on a British team [with his friend Brailsford] just like VDV is on an American team. National pride is on the line.

It just sounds like he's burning his bridges. Or maybe he's still mad that he had a mech failure in the World's TT and is letting out his frustrations.
 
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I honestly cannot remember such an incredible amount of hype over a rider finishing 4th. Did this happen when Sastre was on the podium at the 2006 tour? What about when Kloden finished 2nd in the Tour?

They take out the Pyrenees saving Wiggo another 5 minutes he would have lost, he manages 4th and is now the hottest property on the market. Hilarious. He's had his moment it's downhill from here unless they take out the Alpes as well as the pyrenees next year.
 
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Whats up with all the negative stuff about a team that supported him and helped him get a fourth place at the tour. Disrespect, I hope he sinks.

http://www.velonews.com/article/98562/wiggins-looking-skyward

Because JV was out there buy dinner for Alberto at El Bulli after Wiggo got 4th and Wiggo wanted to the man. At Sky he will be the MAN.

Do you know hard it is to get a table at El Bulli?
 
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I honestly cannot remember such an incredible amount of hype over a rider finishing 4th. Did this happen when Sastre was on the podium at the 2006 tour? What about when Kloden finished 2nd in the Tour?

They take out the Pyrenees saving Wiggo another 5 minutes he would have lost, he manages 4th and is now the hottest property on the market. Hilarious. He's had his moment it's downhill from here unless they take out the Alpes as well as the pyrenees next year.

Spain and Germany has had other GC hopes just recently prior tp Sastre and Klöden but Britain has not had that recently. That's a big part of the hype in my opinion.
 
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I understand all of this but he should still keep his yap shut, very disrespectful to the rest of the team. especially after VdV worked so hard for him on one of the stages. I think it's a bit ****y
 
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Frankly looking at the line ups I think he's going to wigan, not the other way around.

Exactly. Who would be the GT team for SKY? With the exception of Alversen I see nobody on the list that is a proven GT rider.
 
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His comments about Larssen yesterday were what got me. keep your piehole shut when you lose, otherwise you sound like a whiner.

I understand that in the immediate disappointment of how the race went, guys might say things they regret. Even Mr. Tranquilo, Sastre, unloaded after a tour stage this year. But he, like Evans at the Vuelta regarding gesink, apologized for those remarks afterwards.

One would hope that at a minimum, Wiggins makes a similar apology.
 
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Exactly. Who would be the GT team for SKY? With the exception of Alversen I see nobody on the list that is a proven GT rider.

A bit early to judge when only half of team has been confirmed? Also I suspect the team will evolve quite a bit over the next couple of seasons as other riders become available but its already looking better than the the other new start up, shed or shack or whatever.

Brad is a top british rider who has worked with team GB for years, why would anyone think that he would not want to work with those same people as part of a british team Sky?

The bbc interview was really quite funny, the comments regarding garmin were said with a smile and twinkle showing its really just his sense of humour. Was a little below the belt though even if he does really have a point! The comment about the the new young riders he wants to beat at London 2012 was Brad all over, "the american kid I can't remember his name!" is not meant as a slight to phinney he's just being cheeky.

A few on here really do need to lighten up and not take his comments so seriously. Its the British way to extract the urine
 
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I honestly cannot remember such an incredible amount of hype over a rider finishing 4th. Did this happen when Sastre was on the podium at the 2006 tour? What about when Kloden finished 2nd in the Tour?

They take out the Pyrenees saving Wiggo another 5 minutes he would have lost, he manages 4th and is now the hottest property on the market. Hilarious.

Reminds me of the people who said George Hincapie would win the 2006 Tour after following Pereira up Pla d'Adet to win a single mountain stage the year before.
 
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Exactly. Who would be the GT team for SKY? With the exception of Alversen I see nobody on the list that is a proven GT rider.
Which is what I have said, elsewhere. A team for the Spring, but for those GT invites, they look mighty thin.
Thomas Lovkvist, but that's it. EBH can't make the big climbs and, in anycase, can't shoulder both campaigns.

The remaining signings must be for the stage racing side of the set up.

Maybe Wiggins should wait to see how long the ASO make the TTT, after Lance has finished whining at them?
Garmin have signed young Bobridge, so if it's 100km.....:rolleyes:

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Reminds me of the people who said George Hincapie would win the 2006 Tour after following Pereira up Pla d'Adet to win a single mountain stage the year before.
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Its the British way to extract the urine

If he is looking to "Extract the urine" Then he should not be surprised when we urinate on him.


It is getting pretty late in the game. If SKY wants to sign a "Manchester United" GT team they better get moving
 
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The bbc interview was really quite funny, the comments regarding garmin were said with a smile and twinkle showing its really just his sense of humour.

Utter bullsh*t. I watched the interview. His analogy was plain and reflected his opinion of Garmin. The humour if anything just adds to the venom of his assessment of the team.
 
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His comments about Larssen yesterday were what got me. keep your piehole shut when you lose, otherwise you sound like a whiner.

I understand that in the immediate disappointment of how the race went, guys might say things they regret. Even Mr. Tranquilo, Sastre, unloaded after a tour stage this year. But he, like Evans at the Vuelta regarding gesink, apologized for those remarks afterwards.

One would hope that at a minimum, Wiggins makes a similar apology.

+1..... I felt the same way about this too. I mean, Evans says something cryptic on twitter and there are 2 threads about how he is a crybaby. Wiggins calls someone a cheat because they beat him, and everyone looks the other way. :rolleyes:
 
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am i the only one whos sees nothing wrong with this article...?

he said he has no plans to leave the team, that he has a lot of love for garmin, that hes been happy there.. he then continues to say basically this tour made him realise perhaps he can challenge but to do that he would have to move to a bigger team, this is a fact, garmin dont have the strength and depth to support a potential tour winner... to win the tour he would have to take a step up... whats the big problem there, its true, and i dont think JV would deny it.. this is why hes so keen on contador, a guy who doesnt need support as opposed to signing riders to help one rider maybe podium...

i think this is another case of the non brits completely missing the british grammar and way of saying things.. we dont beat around the bush like some... for the same reason cav appears as brash, eddie irvine used to appear as arrogant (in f1)..

i personally see nothing whatsoever wrong with that article.. (and thats not being a fanboy.. its just analysing it so much)

edit: ive just watched the whole thing.. can nobody see the smile on his face from before he said it.. brad is stirring, stirring like he always does.. good god.. these foreigners really dont understand humour do ya...
 
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He wasn't kidding. He was saying what he felt after being pressured by a good line of questioning from the reporter.

With that being said, I don't understand his reasoning.

If there's a TTT next year at the tour Wiggins had better hope he's riding for Garmin and not Sky. There's talent at Sky, but they'd lose considerable time to Garmin, CSC, High Road and Radio Shack.

And in the mountains Danielson, VdV and possibly Dan Martin will be the best possible domestique support available this side of Franck Schleck.

Either way, Garmin wins next year. The only way they let Wiggins go is if they can sign a deal with Contador.
 
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Exactly. Who would be the GT team for SKY? With the exception of Alversen I see nobody on the list that is a proven GT rider.


never underestimate dave brailsford.. if he says they will win the tour in five years, they will win the tour in the next five years..
 
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dimspace said:
am i the only one whos sees nothing wrong with this article...?

he said he has no plans to leave the team, that he has a lot of love for garmin, that hes been happy there.. he then continues to say basically this tour made him realise perhaps he can challenge but to do that he would have to move to a bigger team, this is a fact, garmin dont have the strength and depth to support a potential tour winner... to win the tour he would have to take a step up... whats the big problem there, its true, and i dont think JV would deny it.. this is why hes so keen on contador, a guy who doesnt need support as opposed to signing riders to help one rider maybe podium...

i think this is another case of the non brits completely missing the british grammar and way of saying things.. we dont beat around the bush like some... for the same reason cav appears as brash, eddie irvine used to appear as arrogant (in f1)..

i personally see nothing whatsoever wrong with that article.. (and thats not being a fanboy.. its just analysing it so much)

edit: ive just watched the whole thing.. can nobody see the smile on his face from before he said it.. brad is stirring, stirring like he always does.. good god.. these foreigners really dont understand humour do ya...

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Sense of humour bypass round here.
 
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dimspace said:
am i the only one whos sees nothing wrong with this article...?

he said he has no plans to leave the team, that he has a lot of love for garmin, that hes been happy there.. he then continues to say basically this tour made him realise perhaps he can challenge but to do that he would have to move to a bigger team, this is a fact, garmin dont have the strength and depth to support a potential tour winner... to win the tour he would have to take a step up... whats the big problem there, its true, and i dont think JV would deny it.. this is why hes so keen on contador, a guy who doesnt need support as opposed to signing riders to help one rider maybe podium...

i think this is another case of the non brits completely missing the british grammar and way of saying things.. we dont beat around the bush like some... for the same reason cav appears as brash, eddie irvine used to appear as arrogant (in f1)..

i personally see nothing whatsoever wrong with that article.. (and thats not being a fanboy.. its just analysing it so much)

edit: ive just watched the whole thing.. can nobody see the smile on his face from before he said it.. brad is stirring, stirring like he always does.. good god.. these foreigners really dont understand humour do ya...

I had the misfortune of living in England for 3 years, I understand and even appreciate British humor. I do not however understand why Wiggens is trying to pretend he was misquoted, when it is clear on the tape the article was accurate.

Pretending not to know Phinney's name is funny, but the Man U/Wiggin line fell flat.