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Don't get me wrong, his achievements on the road are indisputable, victories and medals galore. Today though he says he "has bled it dry" road cycling that is. Bollocks, Sky Pro Cycling have put him out to pasture, let him go, sacked him call it what you will. Ta ta lad, Team Sky need team players not individualists.

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jollygoodvelo [1472 posts] 2 years ago
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I don't agree. (Now what do we do?)

Team Sky have won two Tours with teams, and threw away a Vuelta by trying to be a team. And they haven't won any monuments... because they don't have enough individuals.

Wiggo's going back to the track because he always needs to move onto something 'new'. I'm a bit disappointed he won't have a stab at Roubaix again though.

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farrell [1950 posts] 2 years ago
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I do wish Team Sky would put me out to pasture, let me go, sack me, call it what you will, Ta ta lad me on Wiggins' wages and support.

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bashthebox [751 posts] 2 years ago
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Hope this is just another Wiggo huff. I reckon he's got loads left to give on the road, and I really don't see he's got enough sprint speed in his legs for the team pursuit these days.

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andyp [1460 posts] 2 years ago
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''Ta ta lad, Team Sky need team players not individualists.'

They'd better get rid of Froome then.

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ajmarshal1 [414 posts] 2 years ago
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Frankly I just wish he'd dissapear before he continues to whine away his legacy. I have a lot of respect for his achievements but he's becoming increasingly unlikeable from what he keeps saying.

I can't wait for him to become part of cyclings history rahter than present TBH, we might be able to end this soap opera then and get back to the racing.

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farrell [1950 posts] 2 years ago
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ajmarshal1 wrote:

he's becoming increasingly unlikeable from what he keeps saying.

Which is?

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ajmarshal1 [414 posts] 2 years ago
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farrell wrote:
ajmarshal1 wrote:

he's becoming increasingly unlikeable from what he keeps saying.

Which is?

Me, me, me. Whinge, whine, wah.

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farrell [1950 posts] 2 years ago
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"I've kind of done the road now. I've bled it dry, the road is quite cut-throat. The track feels more like a family and a closer-knit group of people."

"That will probably be it for the grand tours. I can't imagine doing that now."

"I've had my time there and had success with it, things move on and it's natural evolution...Team Sky has become so competitive now and it's all about winning grand tours. It's whether they've got a place for an ex-Tour winner to use the racing to prepare for the track."

"The track is where it all began for me, I'd love it to finish it on a high there."

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Stumps [3354 posts] 2 years ago
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Joint decision by Wiggins and Sky management perhaps ?

He will be on mega bucks and having him off the payroll will release funds for the likes of Bardet, who Brailsford has made no secret of liking a lot, Pinot, Majka or Kwiatkowski. All young uns who will add to the team.

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Wrongfoot [35 posts] 2 years ago
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Have you seen Formula1? The Teams are run like Sky, efficient machines looking for marginal gains and the drivers are brilliant but dull dull dull PR cautious professionals mindful of sponsors in a risk averse corporate world. Yuck!

I prefer Wiggin's manner, much more interesting. I even loved Cav when he was a firebrand shooting off his mouth at rivals.

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Colin Peyresourde [1749 posts] 2 years ago
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Well the writing was on the wall. But I think Wiggins has never enjoyed the dual aspects of being famous and he won't have the same scrutiny on the track. I wish him happiness there, but Wiggins always seems troubled.

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Flying Scot [918 posts] 2 years ago
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Leave him be, he gets asked for interviews, he obliges.

I don't know if you've noticed, but he is a real person.