Team Sky TdF

by leortp   October 30, 2012  

A very premature thread, but I need to have a good think about who is going to be in Team Sky's TdF for work so good opportunity to do my job for me and put some predictions out there for the full 9 (or maybe 8) man squad.

Prize if anyone gets it bang on (message me in June) I think

Wig
Froome
EBH
Bernie/Thomas (can't pick)
Knees
Rogers
Porte
Henao
Uran

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VERY premature, but I'm in

Froome
Cataldo
Lopez
Dombrowski
JTL
Henao
Uran
Eisel (on retainer from OPQS to drop back and help Cav Wink )
EBH

Wiggo as first reserve depending on how he comes through the Giro as that's his stated aim for 2013

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posted by Gkam84 [9015 posts]
30th October 2012 - 16:25

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Going to depend I suspect but I imagine (if Wiggo is genuinely going for the Giro):

Froome
Wiggo
EBH
G
Porte
Rogers (subject to doping reverlations)
Kiriyenka
Bernie
Uran

No need for Knees if Wiggo isn't leading the team as he's partly there to give Brad his bike in case of emergency

posted by Spofferoonie [22 posts]
30th October 2012 - 16:48

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Froome
Wiggins
Swift
Cataldo
Thomas
Porte
Sioutsou
Lofkvist
Stannard

Mark my words. Big Grin

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I'm pretty sure Flecha will be next to leave, whether he doped or not remains to be seen.

I think that Swift is really underrated, and that he should have been in the Olympics team.

There will be less domination than this year, as Contador and the Chemical brothers will field ACTUAL teams of ACTUAL cyclists this year...

Also, expect a challenge from Garmin.

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1733 posts]
30th October 2012 - 16:59

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You guy's not been checking out my wonderful transfer guide, just click on it in my signature, you will see the new additions to Sky and see who's offski aswell, might change your minds on riders Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [9015 posts]
30th October 2012 - 17:25

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Raleigh wrote:
I'm pretty sure Flecha will be next to leave, whether he doped or not remains to be seen.

I'm disappointed in you, I thought you would have at least looked at the transfers and been able to see the Flecha is off to Vacansoleil-DCM next season...... Surprise

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posted by Gkam84 [9015 posts]
30th October 2012 - 17:32

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Oh yeah, Obvs. That was announced ages ago wasn't it...

You've updated your transfer thing quicker than the pro teams have! Devil

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1733 posts]
30th October 2012 - 17:39

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Pro teams can't update yet as currently they are still under contract for this season - so their rosters are correct

posted by leortp [68 posts]
30th October 2012 - 17:50

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I know, its almost like I have a direct contact within the UCI to whomever ratifies the contracts...... Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [9015 posts]
30th October 2012 - 17:56

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Very premature but,

Froome
Wiggins
Thomas
EBH
Knees
Kiriyenka
Sioutsou
Porte
Rogers
Pate

Meaning Uran, Henao, Cataldo & Stannard will support Wiggins at the Giro.
Uran, Henao, JTL and Dombrowski to race Vuelta.

posted by NeilG83 [256 posts]
30th October 2012 - 18:01

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No worldtour owing to implosion of the UCI.

Last night I would have considered trading a very loud baby for a really nice bike.

posted by notfastenough [3427 posts]
30th October 2012 - 19:40

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Ahh, no WorlTour, but continued ASO races under the guidance of Vaughter's breakaway league.

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1733 posts]
30th October 2012 - 21:50

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Raleigh wrote:
Ahh, no WorlTour, but continued ASO races under the guidance of Vaughter's breakaway league.

Nope, Vaughter's has to take his orders from the one general and chief who oversee's universal cycling. A sort of Alien vs Pro's vs Dopers.

The name of that individual would be Mehdi Sohrabi

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posted by Gkam84 [9015 posts]
30th October 2012 - 22:36

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Froome
EBH
Porte
Eisel
JTL
Dombrowski
Knees
Pate
Rogers.

Giro team

Wiggo
Cataldo
Uran
Henao Henao / Uran time to recover for Vuelta
GT
Siutsou
Kiriyenka
Stannard
Rowe / Kennaugh / Swift - one of those 3.

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2826 posts]
31st October 2012 - 15:56

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