Wiggins down and out again?

by bikeboy76   June 19, 2014  

'Bradley Wiggins has pulled out of the Tour of Switzerland after just five days, his last real chance to impress before the selection of this year’s Tour de France team by Sky.'

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/jun/18/bradley-wiggins-sky-pulls-o...

I was surprised this wasn't a road.cc article by now, or are Bradley's woes old news? Surprised anyone? Do the words 'Final' 'nail' 'in' 'the' and 'coffin' come to mind? 2012 was a dream season, the longest hangover continues.

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Jesus, they can't even get it right from the outset....He did 4 days Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8669 posts]
19th June 2014 - 18:55

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But pulled out on the fifth day of the race, if we're going to be pedantic Wink

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [7892 posts]
19th June 2014 - 19:32

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True, I suppose I will let them off because it is not the DM Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [8669 posts]
19th June 2014 - 20:12

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He had a crash, hardly means he's down and out.
I imagine he decided to call it a day so he doesn't do any more damage, target the nationals and commonwealth games.

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posted by glynr36 [259 posts]
20th June 2014 - 7:59

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He's already out of the TdF.

posted by Colin Peyresourde [1076 posts]
20th June 2014 - 8:17

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glynr36 wrote:
He had a crash, hardly means he's down and out.
I imagine he decided to call it a day so he doesn't do any more damage, target the nationals and commonwealth games.

Exactly this, the commi's are one of his biggest targets this summer, if I were him I'd want to keep my health in check after a big off!

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posted by mooleur [542 posts]
20th June 2014 - 9:13

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'He's already out of the TdF.'

Team not announced yet...have you got some inside info?

posted by andyp [796 posts]
20th June 2014 - 9:49

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andyp wrote:
'He's already out of the TdF.'

Team not announced yet...have you got some inside info?

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2014/jun/18/bradley-wiggins-crash-...

It was all over the media at the beginning of the month that he'd said he's not going to do it. It would be pretty hard work to concentrate on both the TdF and commis and expect to do well in either, to be fair.

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posted by mooleur [542 posts]
20th June 2014 - 10:20

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Hardly 'down and out', the form he showed in tour of California recently was impressive,

As the commentators said at the time, he's extremely goal orientated and knowing -or believing - he's not on the TDF team, would mean he's no reason to continue after a crash

posted by 700c [553 posts]
20th June 2014 - 20:29

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Down, definitely. Out is a question. Some of you are saying he isn't in the Tour team. He quite definitely wants to be in it, but said he doesn't think it will happen. His interview was a clear bluff setting up Froome and/or the management to blame for his omission. As Andyp says, no one knows the tour team but does this make it even more likely he won't ride? He really should ride the our if he is fit even just for the publicity, I can't see how much better another support rider could be. If the pair of then can only can-it for a couple of weeks.

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posted by bikeboy76 [1182 posts]
20th June 2014 - 21:24

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