Yup, thats two of us now, any more?
Why can't Froome stop slagging off Bradley
I'm not a sky/wiggo/froome fanboi or hater, but I didnt think wiggo going to the '14 Tour was ever on the cards or a good idea. Wiggins beating a bunch of kids in a second rate US race made commercial sense for the moneymen, with Sky being a division of Fox and 21st Century Fox a co-sponsor,but it wasnt befitting of a GT winner. Since 2012 Wiggins has done nothing racing-wise to justify his class-leading salary or to live up to his position.
Two years on he expects to be given a tour slot where he wont be a team player and doesnt get on with the team leader.
Rooting for riders has little to do with nationality for me. I love Purito as the attacking climber who never quite makes the top step, Nibali for his desperate/heroic attacks at the Vuelta, Dan Martin for his awful
pedalling in corners with a chunky Vector pedal techniqueluck, Tony Martin for being pipped to the line after a 150km solo effort... this is what makes road racing romantic and compelling, not where someone was born.
Is Dan Martin riding? This confuses my Nibali fandomism, like to see him do well. Can't actually explain why, just like I can't explain why I prefer Wiggo to Froome, nothing to do with nationalism though.
reggiegasket - Member
Team is better without Brad. Get over it.
I'm sure we will.... but why is the team better without Brad? That's what we're trying to figure out. Do you have the answer?
Obviously not and can't be arsed with speculation. DB's tracks record earns him the respect to trust that he knows exactly what he is doing and it is probably not gong to be shared (until he finally cashes in with his autobiography upon retirement.)
Amazing how many people are tweeting, blogging or making statements about this (Greg lemond being the latest I noticed).
If this was a deliberate strategy by Wiggo to make sure he was picked, then it's working very well. If he wins in Switzerland, DB will find it hard to justify.
Dan Martin is injured surely? Barring a miracle recovery I'd be surprised to see him start the TDF
No Dan's back on the bike already, was only a broken collar bone
muppetWrangler » Actually Dan Martin is a good shout, I might switch. Can I be a plastic Irishman?
I'm quite happy to be another plastic Irishman (I'm a genuine plastic Irishman with ancestry which means I could represent them at sports if I wanted to - at my best I was close enough to consider the idea). Go Dan, go, hope the Kenyan falls off.
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