Captain Phil said:Saw Wiggins interviewed yesterday. He's very humble and hasn't lost his sense of humour and accepts it hasn't gone to plan this year, but thinks he can make it back to the top ten. Other riders could copy his attitude. Seems like a very down to earth guy.
Digger said:I read itall - nothing whatsoever about drugs. Kimmage said that it looks as though Wiggins was a one hit wonder. He followed the team into a training camp in the moutains a couple of weeks prior to the tour and he could see that Wiggins was not going well. Wiggins has cost 6m pounds so this is a bad return. Questioned the logic of DB putting all his eggs into one basket with the Sky tour squad. DB had to tell another person to tell Wiggins he is going well, to basically build his confidence. Wiggins is portrayed as an arrogant pr*** - when L'Equipe quite rightly said this was the end of his podium hopes, he called them wa*****. And for me the worst parto f the story - a photographer came to the training camp in France (from london) for a portrait shot which would have taken five minutes. He booked it two days in advance. Bradley refused to do it the first night and refused to do it the following morning because 'he hadn't shaved'. Kimmage said that every time the road went upwards, Bradley went backwards Even at the tour presentation the guy introducing the riders said to Bradley in a genuine way, ;Ihave not seen you with sideburns that long before, Bradley replied, at least i have hair. No need for it. The guy said will the cobbles be a problem? Bradley said they could be for everyone else but not for Sky because the have such a great team. What an a**.
woodburn said:His poor prologue was an indication that his form was bad.
woodburn said:The winner in all of this is Vaughters, who has the money in his pocket and Hejesdal ahead of his former rider.
sublimit said:Did a great TT at the Giro for the win and had reasonable form, but he hasn't turned up at the Tour.
The heat, better riders, all out racing from the gun in some of the stages and just faster racing etc etc.
Benotti69 said:The heat is definitely having a big affect on Wiggins. The faster pace has upset a lot of potential top 10 placings for lots of guys and i imagine there is a 'clinic' reason as to why some are 'managing' better with the conditions than others....
SpartacusRox said:They would have probably had more success if they had dumped Wiggins and took Greg Henderson. He may have won them a sprint stage at least. A total and dismal failure of a Tour for Sky. The should look to Quick step as an example of a team that took their chances well and provided a return for the sponsors.