So, Where's Cav going?
I’d love to see Quickstep winning things again, they haven’t done that since Boonen went off the boil. They’re merging with Pharma Lotto next next year so that might make things interesting.
I think he’ll be pretty much as successful in any sprints he competes in. There might be more breakaways staying away without HTC pulling hard to bring them back, but we’ve seen Cav win without a huge leadout train before.Posted 6 years agoaracerSubscriber
Renshaws gone to Rabobank but i can’t see him following
Was about to suggest Rabo, but checking the stories, Rabo are saying Renshaw will be their sprinter on the TdF next year and he’s talking about getting the chance to ride for himself, so it seems very unlikely.Posted 6 years agoMulletus MaximusMember
Which ever team he goes too will upset someone. Omega Pharma Quickstep – Tom Boonen and André Greipel, Garmin – Tyler Farrar, Sky – Edvald Boasson Hagen, Wiggins etc, etc.
HE did say in the five live interview recently that one team offered one extra thing to all the others and that was what made up his mind.Posted 6 years agomuppetWranglerMember
There’s something fishy about this Cavendish/Millar bromance that’s been unfolding on Twitter.
Agreed that It is quite funny, but they’ve been getting on OK since the commonwealth games when it appears that Millar decided that Cavendish wasn’t quite the cock he previously thought he was. Cavendish seems to be training with the brits in general at the moment and given that Millar would probably take the Eisel role for the Brits during the world championships it makes sense to build a bit of understanding.Posted 6 years ago
The bromance on twitter is all world champs male bonding
He’ll go to Sky – they can easily lead him out and look after Wiggo at same time, Geraint is as good a leadout as Renshaw, EBH can help out on flat stages and go for wins in classics style stages – they just need Bernie Eisel to do the other 150km of sprint stages and lead gruppetto.
Originally Sky was going to be built around Cav but Stapletons money and Wiggins 2009 tour changed that.Posted 6 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
To be officially announced after the Worlds in Copenhagen. There are rumours circulating that he may ride the ToB as well.
There’s something fishy about this Cavendish/Millr bromance that’s been unfolding on Twitter.
Some of that has been hilarious. Rob Hayles was out in Girona with them as well, the pics and comments on Twitter have been most amusing. 🙂Posted 6 years ago
Millar is a cock. Renshaw will be about as good as greipl, or farrer, or any of the other 2nd rate sprinters.
Looking at the vuelta it seems to me that the new wave are coming through. Martin (tony and dan), french riders, sagan (granted he has been winning for 18 months but he is an infant)….
think cavs challenge will come from the likes of sagan , degenklob, howard. Evan Hausslers washed up since MSR.
Fabu for worlds TT …..dont be fooled by Martin.Posted 6 years ago
warton – Member
they can easily lead him out and look after Wiggo at same time
Name one team in the last ten years that has had a successful sprinter and GC contender in the same grand tour?
Telekom with Riis, Ullrich and Zabel (granted its just over 10 years ago but LA doesnt help with his 7 wins and his team fully built round him)
was Peiro riding for Caiss with Valverde when he won ?? hushovd with van de velde when won green
kelly was in festina and PDM with GC contenders
can be done
wiggo will never win TDFPosted 6 years ago
Warton – it would be a stretch but Sky’s full strength Tour team next year assuming Cav and Bernie would be amazing and IMO as good as the Zabel team
Anyway Cav doesn’t need leadouts these days and Wiggo can grind the whole peloton off his wheel on French style reasonable gradientsPosted 6 years ago
sorry for long edit
you get my point though 🙂
think cav will win with a smaller train and other teams dont want to create trains becasue they know when it comes to it they dont have th sprinters that will deliver…..whereas cav will
does nobody think cav will enjoy higher status than twiggo.
sky is a publicity machine and I am not sure that there is a rider more in demand than cav ( and he has improved his PR side massively)
wont be massively keen on hearing smarmy dave b going on about how cavs success is down to his team / managementPosted 6 years ago
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