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World champion Mark Cavendish will be allowed to leave Team Sky if he wants to go, says boss Dave Brailsford.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/18949125

Kinda what I thought when he signed for Sky, it was all for the Olympics  3

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 4 years ago
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Yeah, he needs a sprint team really.

What does everyone think the best leadout train would be?

Sagan for drop off?

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Sagan is like EBH.....but better. He's not going to settle for leading Cav out, but a switch would be good for both parties.

Sagan has shown he doesn't need a team to win green and Cav doesn't "really" need a lead out, but with Nibali going away from Liquigas, he could get a decent lead out train there. The only other one would be to team up with Goss again at Greenedge, but that's not going to go down well.

Anywhere he goes, he'll need to take his babysitter Eisel

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Tony Farrelly [2868 posts] 4 years ago
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yeah, I think a lot of us thought that GKAM… if you read Cav's comments in the last few days, and what Froome had to say today about Sky re-affirming to him that they would continue to be a GC team then it all adds up, and of course there was that story in L'Equipe yesterday, but we thought we'd save that until the Tour was done and dusted.

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londonplayer [620 posts] 4 years ago
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To be devil's advocate though, he hasn't exactly done too badly in this tour either?

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Yeah I saw the story, BUT, if he did decide to go, which team is going to take him on? As most teams are now sorting out their riders to attack their GC targets.

He's showed that he just needs one guy to give him a pull into the final KM, why not just train Eisel to do that, he's only 31....Then those two can ride their own tours within Sky  39

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didds [42 posts] 4 years ago
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They could go as a second Sky team... "Sky Plus".

I'll get me coat.

didds