one more tobelerone for bradley wiggins
i think you need another sport lazybike
other than the flat stages ive been gripped this year – yes there was no dominant climber in the group and it might have been better with one but cuntydor is a drugs cheat and thats that.
sky wont do anything silly its not brailsfords style – always thinking of the big picture and the big picture now is getting the brits medals in the olympicsPosted 5 years ago
other than the flat stages ive been gripped this year
I have to admit, as much as I’m thrilled that Wiggo is on course for a win, I do think that the tour this year has been a bit flat (entertainment wise, not topographically). The main contenders have just kept up with each other, and Wiggo has basically won it on two time trials. There’s been very little punch and counter-punch and essentially no drama.Posted 5 years agotheotherjonvSubscriber
sky wont do anything silly its not brailsfords style
I suspect they’ll mark every move again, just as has been their style all tour. Except now it’s really only Nibali that can hurt them, assuming (touch wood!!) Wiggins doesn’t have an Evans-sized blowup no-one else is in reach.
I’d be interested to see what might ensue if Nibali attacks on the last climb and Brad can’t respond but Froome can. Brad showed yesterday he is as strong as froome at reeling Nibali back in at his own speed, but we know he can’t match the kicks. I wonder if Brad feels strong enough he might let Froome go in the last few km to protect the 1-2 even if it costs him a few seconds over them both. Or is 1st everything and 2nd expendable if it comes to it.
They took 1.5 and 2 mins approx out of Nibali on the stage 9 TT so realistically he needs what, a 3 min gap over Brad today to be in the ball park. Stay safe and tonight could be a good night!Posted 5 years agosmell_itMember
Sky will grind away until everyone of any slight threat is ‘neutralised’, and let anyone else go. Compelling yes, but give me two drug filled cheats attacking each other like rabid dogs up the hills any day. I’ll be chuffed for brad, he and the team have earned it, but other than the result and sagan it won’t be a tour to remember for me.Posted 5 years ago
The main contenders have just kept up with each other, and Wiggo has basically won it on two time trials. There’s been very little punch and counter-punch and essentially no drama.
I’d have said he took the lead in the mountains, did well in the TT. More the fact that no other Team can put it’s rider up the front and challenge.
And he hasn’t won it yet!!
However nobody else has tried to win it with the exception of Nibali yesterday and that was too little too late.
Every attack decimated BMC/Lotto/Liquigas and left Sky stronger.
Rethink of tactics requiredPosted 5 years ago
you clearly want drugs back then
done much stage racing ? attacking and lone breaks looking for victory in that fashion are usually done by desperados having a last ditch attempt at taking the top spot.
Id rather have a clean sport than a sport riddled with drugs that is exciting to watch. try FMX
were you just watching it for sky. regardless of wiggos britishness – voeckler is the man of the tour for me !Posted 5 years ago
attacking and lone breaks looking for victory in that fashion are usually done by desperados having a last ditch attempt at taking the top spot.
voeckler is the man of the tour for me !
Of course I don’t want drugs back, but I’d like to see the top guys battling a bit more. This year has been very controlled; I’m not saying it isn’t worthy, but I am saying it’s not that exciting to watch.Posted 5 years agobenslowMember
If it wasn’t sky and Brad I’d go so far as saying boring…
Lack of serious competition and / or riders under orders, plus the total dominance of Team SKY shutting down everything hasn’t made for great watching.
The coverage of the breaks and incidents is more than the GC battle because theres no drama there.
‘Look, theres SKY at the front destroying all competition – again.’
Its reduced poor Scherwinn to repeating himself countless times as he tries to think of something to say.
🙂Posted 5 years agoneil853Subscriber
listen, lets not take anything away from what has been a lifes ambition for a top english bloke. He and the team have had a plan and executed it perfectly. You can only race and deal with whats there at the time. He has been the best rider and they have been the best team. End of.Posted 5 years agotheotherjonvSubscriber
oddly, if Nibali wasn’t in the tour, and it was Sky vs Evans, we’d probably have seen it be more interesting because Evans could have hurt them in the TT on saturday. Hence riding just to avoid losses to Evans in the hills wouldn’t have worked, and we might have been marvelling at Sky’s ability to ramp up the pace over and over until Evans cracked.
As it is, liquigas did that, blew everyone else out, and we see it as ‘boring’ because all Sky have had to do is hang on.Posted 5 years ago
listen, lets not take anything away from what has been a lifes ambition for a top english bloke. He and the team have had a plan and executed it perfectly. You can only race and deal with whats there at the time. He has been the best rider and they have been the best team. End of.
Absolutely. I don’t mean to detract anything from what is a magnificent team achievement.Posted 5 years ago
diference between a stage win and GC – voeckler was NEVER going to take enough time to take GC.
some folk really seem to have a limited grasp on stage racing , the different jerseys and different classes of “winning”
apparently to be worthy of yellow you need to attack attack attack – what happens when tomorrow comes and you have no legs because you attacked for nothing ? if i was in wiggos shoes id be doing exactly the same thing right now.
nibali is capible imo but his team just falls apart when ever the going gets tough and sky stand firm – thats the difference
if he had a good team round him it would have been a different race all together and we might have seen wiggo crack.Posted 5 years ago
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