JTL Signs for Sky

by Darthshearer   October 4, 2012  

Official

http://www.teamsky.com/article/0,27290,17546_8101764,00.html

Similar to the Cav signing, i.e one of the worse kept secrets ever.

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Bad move. He's not going to have a chance at anything. He needed a team that was a little weaker

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posted by Gkam84 [7516 posts]
4th October 2012 - 15:43

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Gkam84 wrote:
Bad move. He's not going to have a chance at anything. He needed a team that was a little weaker

Totally agree. He will be a bit part player with Sky and at his age needs to be more involved. Shame really.

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posted by stumps [2048 posts]
4th October 2012 - 16:40

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First step up, hopefully a chance to learn a lot and then go somewhere else in a couple of years.

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posted by ragtag [124 posts]
4th October 2012 - 16:55

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ragtag wrote:
First step up, hopefully a chance to learn a lot and then go somewhere else in a couple of years.

You do know he's 27, 28 in a couple of months. So in a couple of years will be 30.

With Froome being 18 months younger and others coming up through the ranks. JTL is just going to be a good DS and get his chance is small low profile races.

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posted by Gkam84 [7516 posts]
4th October 2012 - 19:10

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Wiggo won the tour for the first time at 32. He was 29 when he unexpectedly came 4th.

posted by bashthebox [428 posts]
4th October 2012 - 20:47

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bashthebox wrote:
Wiggo won the tour for the first time at 32. He was 29 when he unexpectedly came 4th.

He can 4th, but will be 3rd once Armstrong's case is over with Wink

But that year his team leader was Christian Vande Velde and could only finish 8th. So wasn't as strong as Wiggo and there was no-one else in the team to back it up apart from him.

Lets just say they got to the TdF next year with, Wiggo and or Froome. Then pick a few more from below

EBH, Eisel, Knees, Rogers, Porte, Sutton, Thomas, Cataldo, Kiryienka, Lopez Garcia, Rasch, Dombrowski, Heano, Uran, Sivtsov and JTL

Where is he going to get a chance at a big tour? Let alone smaller races or classic's. Sky has them all covered before signing JTL......Thinking

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posted by Gkam84 [7516 posts]
4th October 2012 - 21:28

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I can see JTL being sent to race with Wiggo as his super domestique, whilst Froome races separately.

I do want to see a Contador v JTL smash up on some big mountains mind. That would be something.

posted by othello [245 posts]
4th October 2012 - 21:44

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Personally I'd rather see JTL with Froome and Wiggo can have Cataldo, Porte and so on.

JTL and Froome have the same sort of style. Blast it up the climbs, not this "tempo" riding that Wiggo likes.

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posted by Gkam84 [7516 posts]
4th October 2012 - 21:57

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Gkam84 wrote:
Personally I'd rather see JTL with Froome and Wiggo can have Cataldo, Porte and so on.

JTL and Froome have the same sort of style. Blast it up the climbs, not this "tempo" riding that Wiggo likes.

I agree, but I think the way the Sky camp is 'working' (or not) is Wiggo will get his pick and then Froome has the rest.

posted by othello [245 posts]
5th October 2012 - 8:08

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