Team Sky. A force for evil ??
Is it just me, or is anyone else getting a little uneasy about Team Sky?
This is the first season that Team Sky have really dominated and already there's a building resentment from within the Peleton. Sour grapes? Well maybe, but I can see where the similarity with US Postal came from. Money is the new drug! Everyone wants to see the best rider win but when one team has so much more than the rest you have to question whether that's happening. I don't wish to take anything away from Wiggo's achievements this season. Absolutely awesome. But would he have achieved those results with any other team? I don't know.
The one thing I do know is how much I resent Sky turning our National Squad into their own trade team. I was lucky enough to photograph the World Track Cup at the Olympic Velodrome back in February (pics on my website). Now it's not uncommon to have advertising sponsorship on National vests these days but to see SKY emblazoned on Team GB's skin suits EIGHT times was beyond a joke! Money talks it appears. They say hindsights a wonderful thing so look at what Skys money has done to the landscape of Football in the last 20 years!