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Hope Wiggo goes well and Team Sky, big ask but if anyone can..

 

and good luck to Mark Cavendish - he hopes to win a stage

 

If Bradley does it, then the chat about him V Froome will carry on....no matter what Team Sky media  put out. I'm sure Bradley is behind Chris, but people like to stir the pot, especially the media looking for dirt

 

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Hope Wiggo goes well and Team Sky, big ask but if anyone can..

 

and good luck to Mark Cavendish - he hopes to win a stage

 

If Bradley does it, then the chat about him V Froome will carry on....no matter what Team Sky media  put out. I'm sure Bradley is behind Chris, but people like to stir the pot, especially the media looking for dirt

 

British Eurosport for live coverage - starting 1pm today

Highlights every day on Sky Sports and Eurosport too. Going to be cycling overload for me for the next three weeks.

 

Good luck to Wiggins, I'm really pleased he's going all out to win the Giro. Winning the Giro and the Tour is the mark of a real champion.

 

Going to be fascinating when the TdF comes round, Froome is in superb form so far this season.

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Wiggins TT bike is worth more than I earn a year :(

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There's me thinking Team Sky will say Foome is the only team leader and the aim is for him to win the TDF...then they say on their own live chat

 

 


  • Re: Stuart. Right now we can't really afford to think any further ahead than the next three weeks, but Brad will be aiming to start the Tour in as good a condition as possible, that's for sure.
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    Will Brad go for the double if he wins the Giro?

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Brad Wiggins is more reliable for Sky  than Chris Froome, who has got a medical condition and has never had the pressure of wearing the yellow jersey for days on end. Two things can be fairly safely guaranteed

 -  both, barring injury will start the TdF

 - Wiggins won't be asked to bury himself by working for Froome; the team might need him to take the reins if Froome blows up.

 

It's quite interesting to note that neither Edvaald Bosen Hagen, Richie Porte nor Geraint Thomas has been picked to ride the Giro; they are obviously being saved for self sacrifice duties in the TdF.

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Mark Cavendish at 7/10 to win the stage with 12km to go.

 

I'm tempted.

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Some enjoyable harum scarum descending today with the almost inevitable associated screw ups.

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Great stuff, love my cycling now. Interesting to see Hesjedal having a couple of goes so early on. Was it a case of him being fed up with the talk being about Wiggins and Nibali and wanting to remind people who is wearing no. 1?

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The roads were like an ice rink on parts of todays stage. Riders crashing all over the place. Wiggins just took a tumble and didn't look happy.

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The roads were like an ice rink on parts of todays stage. Riders crashing all over the place. Wiggins just took a tumble and didn't look happy.

Well actually it all started rather well in San Salvo bright sunshine, oh and it passed work just about dinner time so we nipped out to see it pass.

Orica team stayed in our hotel spend the night watching the team prepare the bikes for the stage, great stuff

Would have loved to have been at the top of he climbs though the hills around here are Uk-esque in their gradient

I know do you just hate people who happen to be working away when a major sporting event is going on.

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Well actually it all started rather well in San Salvo bright sunshine, oh and it passed work just about dinner time so we nipped out to see it pass.

Orica team stayed in our hotel spend the night watching the team prepare the bikes for the stage, great stuff

Would have loved to have been at the top of he climbs though the hills around here are Uk-esque in their gradient

I know do you just hate people who happen to be working away when a major sporting event is going on.

Lucky so and so :D. Orica Greenedge are one of my favourite teams, they seem to have a good feel to them and their youtube videos are funny as well as informative.

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Time trial today. Wiggins needs to put two minutes into Nibali.

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Unfortunately not to be. Think that Sky have their work cut out now to deliver Wiggins a GC victory. 

 

However, will be interesting to see how Astana cope with defending the Maglia Rosa rather than attacking it - which is Nibali's forte.  Plenty of fun to come when they hit the high mountains.

 

Will be great to see them do Galibier next Sunday - I still have nightmares from doing Galibier as part of La Marmotte last year....

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Let's hope Brad has had a good rest day. He needs to do well tomorrow to get his confidence back.

It's no surprise he got nervous and cautious on those steep descents in the wet.

http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/05/news/katushas-vicioso-withdraws-from-giro-after-stage-9-crash_286371?utm_medium=whats-hot

"The 36-year-old former Giro stage winner suffered three broken ribs, a wrist fracture, a damaged left shoulder, and bruising to his right side during the crash on Sunday...He managed to finish the stage in Florence in 177th position at the back of the peloton."

They're tough guys these pro cyclists!

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Today's stage of the Tour of California was absolutely brutal.

 

The course incorporated five hours in the mountains at temperatures in the forties. Riders were literally staggering off their bikes after they'd crossed the finish.

 

I think the teams  will be up in arms about the stage not being shortened because of the heat.

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Today's stage of the Tour of California was absolutely brutal.

 

The course incorporated five hours in the mountains at temperatures in the forties. Riders were literally staggering off their bikes after they'd crossed the finish.

 

I think the teams  will be up in arms about the stage not being shortened because of the heat.

 

Jeez, you're not kidding.

 

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highlight of today's stage was the spectator falling down the bank when there was about 4k left of the stage. :lol:

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highlight of today's stage was the spectator falling down the bank when there was about 4k left of the stage. :lol:

The bloke next to him certainly had a good chuckle about it.

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Plenty of the riders were smiling too when he fell down the hill!

Saw the finish to the California stage on Monday night. Looked beyond brutal. Hope no major damage done. Haven't seen highlights since, anyone dropped out since??

Struggle to see how Team Sky's/Wiggins generally conservative approach is going to trouble Nibali/Evans. Over this next week or so.

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Plenty of the riders were smiling too when he fell down the hill!

Saw the finish to the California stage on Monday night. Looked beyond brutal. Hope no major damage done. Haven't seen highlights since, anyone dropped out since??

Struggle to see how Team Sky's/Wiggins generally conservative approach is going to trouble Nibali/Evans. Over this next week or so.

 

Cant see Wiggins winning this now. With the only TT distance being 20km I dont think he can stay in touch in the climbs.

 

Doubt he'll win the Tour either. With Sky backing Chris Froome its dead on no chance if Wiggins tries to go it alone. Think Froome will win the Tour more than once with his climbing ability.

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