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The less interesting Yates brother is another rider without integrity, no passion for the sport
Difficult to be interested at all in cycling when a soulless oilmoney team can just buy all the top riders.
In that sense it's actually smart, having Yates on the team adds more than Fernando, who is a nice addition for Movistar.Gaviria out, Yates in, sounds like a one-to-one substitution.
Of course its subjective and not objective truth. I don't claim to speak for all fans although I think a lot will agree with me.your view is very subjective.
integrity, passion for the sport. that0's your view of the sport. riders are there to ride their bikes, it's their job. a pro rider has a passion for the sport otherwise he wouldnt train, ride, and be 200 days a year away from home.
soulless oil money team. go and watch UAE's team mates cheering Molano win at the Vuelta or Philipsen win at the Vuelta 2020. or the way Ayuso rode in his home race, or Bjerg and McNulty giving their all in the Pyrenees.
our view is so very biased, we divide good and bad. think about how Nibali is loved even if he rode for a soulless Kazakh oilmoney team like Astana (Samruk-Kazyna)
Of course its subjective and not objective truth. I don't claim to speak for all fans although I think a lot will agree with me.
A team primarily backed by an oil money state with not good human rights record, signing whichever riders they want by chucking money at them, conglomerating them into a random group of riders, whilst the team has no actual identity or reason to support them unless you like Almida or Ajuso or Trentin or someone like that.
Some athletes have passion for themselves or for training, not for the sport. Nothing wrong with that.
And them being a soulless oil money team doesn't mean the riders aren't happy for each other's successes. It's like Manchester City in football
Really don't get the Yates signing. They should have gone after a couple of guys off contract like Van Baarle, Durbridge, Postlberger, Bevin, Tratnik, Denz etc.
They have enough climbers, UAE needs rouleurs. Every time they were exposed as a team this year it was in flat or rolling terrain.
Leadership does not equate to teammates in UAE as Almeida found outYates saying he believes he is entering his peak years…
Does that mean he expects leadership? Will he do some races like the tour to help Pogacar?
I know they had bad luck in the tour with Covid, but sincerely, Tadej did not make a chance…even during the first week he was riding on his own through the peloton.
I think it's neither. They just recently did a very good job at developing several young riders that will all need pay rise so some of the older guys had to go to make room for it in the budget, just like Quick Step was losing strong riders year after year but still staying strong a few yers ago.As for Ineos and all the richies leaving. Ineos is imploding or making room for some big signing. We'll see.