sean yates has 'left' team sky!

by Pedals   October 27, 2012  

Well unsurprisingly Sean Yates has gone! Shocker I no! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/cycling/9638483/Sean-Yates-...

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Dum Dum Dum.....Another one bites the dust Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
27th October 2012 - 23:31

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Who's next? Flecha?

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1733 posts]
28th October 2012 - 8:02

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Flecha's leaving so wouldnt have been interviewed and signed the pledge. If he has any skeletons in the past, he's now Vacansoleil's problem

posted by Sam1 [219 posts]
28th October 2012 - 8:25

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I read that article with a frown. I truly wanted Sean to have had a squeaky clean past. I guess being in Lances past is enough.

I await the detail.

posted by mattbibbings [103 posts]
28th October 2012 - 9:01

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I hope he gets a job working for a more enlightened organisation. Despite any mistakes he may have made, he's still something of a legend. As the article states he "was one of the great domestiques in the sport's modern history".

Or am I being uncharacteristically naive?

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posted by Simon E [2062 posts]
28th October 2012 - 10:11

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I fear he won't be getting a job anywhere in pro men's cycling as all teams will be wary of employing ex dopers now.

But I see a great place for him at British cycling's youth or track set up. Either that or a woman's team?

Sky sponsor British cycling, but don't "run it" per se.

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
28th October 2012 - 10:20

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Brailsford, as head of GB Cycling, was willing to take back David Millar despite his past (something i agree with it must be said) and yet with his SKY hat on he is adopting a scorched earth policy.
There is a contradiction there and SKY are being too knee jerk.

posted by Some Fella [824 posts]
28th October 2012 - 11:30

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I don't think Sky/The Murdochs can afford ANY bad publicity, so I totally understand their position and DB just has to tow the line like everyone else.

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
28th October 2012 - 11:38

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He doesn't need another job.....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/20113671

Quote:
Sky said Yates's decision was not related to doping, despite the team's zero-tolerance approach to drugs.

Yates added: "I realise the timing of my retirement will lead to speculation but I can walk away with my head high knowing I have done nothing wrong."

BULLS**T.....He's a former doper, his decision to retire most likely gives him full entitlement to a company pension and benefits....If he had stayed out and was outed, he'd lose everything.

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
28th October 2012 - 14:50

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Dont know if anyone else thought this but he always seemed either pissed or drugged when interviewed Confused

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2847 posts]
28th October 2012 - 20:04

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stumps wrote:
Dont know if anyone else thought this but he always seemed either pissed or drugged when interviewed Confused

I'm glad I wasn't the only one, whenever I saw him, I couldn't help but think of Bez from the Happy Mondays Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
28th October 2012 - 20:18

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