- Jun 4, 2014
A real British cycling fan,will never choose Contador over Froome so stop trolling.
Edit: **** it. CN doesn't let me copy paste the tweets. Either way it's all on twitterMBotero said:
I wasn't talking about new generation 2012 fans july promotion.LaFlorecita said:Edit: **** it. CN doesn't let me copy paste the tweets. Either way it's all on twitter
Does this work?
It does. Great
LaFlorecita said:I am seeing loads of comments on twitter of disgruntled British fans stating they will now support Contador
I don't want to support Contador OR Froome.Swifty's Cakes said:Why must I prefer a kenyan over a spaniard to be considered a real British cycling fan?
As of right now he's not on any provisional list I've seen, but I guess there's a chance things could change. I think Garmin's main GC guy will be Talansky.mattghg said:I don't want to support Contador OR Froome.
Will Dan Martin be riding the Tour?
xanadu said:Wiggo is the first ever British champ on a british team, to have excluded him is a giant slap round the face, they might as well have packed his bags for him and told him to sling his hook.
OK theres no room for sentiment but there are coaches managers and DS`s who would have included him as a matter of respect.
jens_attacks said:yes yes and yes. anything else would be a terrible shame on british cycling
Why add conflict to the team. Froome clearly don't feel comfortable with him around. Besides, are we sure that Wiggins is capable of domestiquing for Froome? Some of these past team leaders have problems accepting the new roles of domestiques. Just a thought.
Yes to all the above.The Hitch said:I want him to ride because I want to see the conflict, but if I was Sky manager I would absolutely say no.
Although Wiggins is well known for changing his mind without hesitation, in this case I think he is sincere in his statements that he just wants to work for Froome and bring home the victory with Froome for Sky. His commitment to doing well at Paris-Roubaix was in part an effort to show he would be valuable to the team on the pivotal cobbled stage and a non-threat to Froome's leadership.Krzysztof_O said:I just can't see Wiggins being Froome's helper and giving 100 percent for him. I think he is too proud to be his worker after all their stories. He wanted to leave 2012 Tour after that mini-attack by Froome and afterwards he didn't want to pay him some money for a long time. That shows his character. If Wiggins had been selected for the TdF he would demand some free role (not a normal helper) and this could cause some tensions or even conflicts. Especially if he could gain some time over Froome in the first week of TdF.
I agree with the bold-but bear in mind that the entire situation has been an snow ball effect development where Brailsford tried to resolve the problem by splitting them up rather than "unite" them, & when Wiggo failed miserably during the entire 2013 season, Froome OTOH glowed by winning almost every race he participated in, including the Tour-therefore He was able to strengthen his leadership even further. fast forward, Wiggo seemed to have recovered well & bounced back, & got the shape to "ask" for a spot, but by then it was just too late....Angliru said:Although Wiggins is well known for changing his mind without hesitation, in this case I think he is sincere in his statements that he just wants to work for Froome and bring home the victory with Froome for Sky. His commitment to doing well at Paris-Roubaix was in part an effort to show he would be valuable to the team on the pivotal cobbled stage and a non-threat to Froome's leadership.
Of course there's bad blood but with Froome's book going public, it goes both ways. Wiggins simply wants to be shown the respect he feels he has earned as his country's first Tour winner. Froome would benefit from learning to deal with personalities on the team that may not necessarily be complimentary to his.
All of this drama is Brailsford fault for not dealing with 2 years ago. He's supposedly running the team and resolving this back then instead of letting the conflict fester seems an example of him avoiding the issue instead of addressing it. To me keeping Wiggins off the team when he both deserves a spot for the season he's had and would be an asset is simply the cowards way of dealing with this conflict by catering to Froome's wishes rather than doing what is best for the team overall.