BroDeal said:Fumbling Fuchsia
stefrees said:As I've already said could be a number of reasons. Ebh certainly had one and with arvesen crashing out anything could have happened. It's really childish all this sky bashing when instead no
praise for great win by topsport. No criticsm of others for failing to chase down breakaway ey?
That's what this team is about. We specialise in putting game plans together for an event that is so controllable in so many ways.
Cerberus said:I'm confused, how do 2 breakaway riders get a 2 minute gap to the peloton? How big/small was the chase group?
Publicus said:Great win by Topsport and I believe Vaconseil is in the yellow jersey. But let's be real, the story here is Team Sky. They somehow managed to lose not one, but three jerseys. They failed to chase down the break. I'll leave you to marinate on these comments from the face of Team Sky:
After the first stage TTT, when your riders have the top-5 or howevermany places, it's not hard to make sure at least one rider makes each split thereby ensuring the team retains the race lead.
For any other team it wouldn't be so much of a big deal, learn from the mistake and move on, but when Sky continually spout off about their attention to detail, things like this will be highlighted. They're just putting pressure on themselves, instead of following a line like "we're a new team, we're taking it one step at a time" sort of thing.
stefrees said:Are you going to be giving same criticism to Columbia and liquigas? Also farrar if punctured would have had no support
Buffalo Soldier said:Great thing for topsport, after the tragic death of Frederiek Nolf, in qatar 2009...
It's quite surprising that this should happen to a team led by Steven de Jongh. But then again, it's only the Tour of Qatar.maltiv said:Hopefully. Although it is possible that this wouldn't have happened with Arvesen there, as he's the road captain and would probably have seen that split coming.