Giro d’Italia - Sky team

by Gkam84   April 27, 2012  

Joining Cavendish are Bernhard Eisel, Juan Antonio Flecha, Sergio Henao, Peter Kennaugh, Ian Stannard, Ben Swift, Geraint Thomas and Rigoberto Urán.,27290,25248_7708111,00.html

Cav and Swifty in the same team.....interesting

Your thoughts on that team??

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Very interesting, Henao/Uran for GC or just looking for sprint and breakaway wins?

Will be interesting to see how it pans out.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
27th April 2012 - 16:15

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Got to be Uran for GC, not a bad call, but pretty much means I doubt he will ride TdF

I think only Cav and Eisel will be TdF out of those

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4355 posts]
27th April 2012 - 16:21

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Will Swifty be this year's Renshaw for Mark C? (i.e. last lead-out)

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice...

posted by notfastenough [3682 posts]
27th April 2012 - 16:37

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Surely GT will be last lead out seeing as Brailsford named him as the best lead-out in the world?

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
27th April 2012 - 16:42

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Depends on how much training Swifty has been doing with Cav, because ones been on the road and the other doing alot of track work.

Kennaugh's coming off the track aswell, GT is racing in Romandie just now and is getting his legs back to road work.

I doubt Uran will be a GC guy because some of the climbs.

Henao and Flecha for me, but doubt even they can keep to the big guns up the climbs

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posted by Gkam84 [9289 posts]
27th April 2012 - 16:49

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So sprint and breakaway stage wins then? Or just flat? No-one stands out as a really strong GC prospect. Fantasy wise that might play straight into Cavs hands if he's Plan A.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
27th April 2012 - 17:09


With Cav doing TdF as well i cant see him finishing the Giro so stage wins in the first week and see how it goes from there.

Surprise package might be Henao, he did well in the recent classics.

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

posted by stumps [3112 posts]
30th April 2012 - 14:45

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Ben Swift out of Giro
Jeremy Hunt replaces him

I'm always in two minds
Then I go and pick the wrong one Sad

posted by fluffchucker [284 posts]
3rd May 2012 - 19:02