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Wiggins hints at Team Sky switch

Sonny73Sonny73 Posts: 2,604
edited September 2009 in Pro race
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  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    "It's like trying to win the Champions League - you need to be at Manchester United but I'm playing at Wigan at the moment so I have to make that step up."

    Wow, that's harsh. If he was riding for Bouygues Telecom, then fair enough, but it's a bit of a kick in the nuts for Millar and CVV, no?
  • Millar yes, but CVV and Vaughters probably don't get the reference!

    Nah, it's quite harsh to be fair, I'd say they're more like an Everton or a Villa, maybe Tottenham from a few years back.
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    I thought he was talking about the differences in levels, rather than his teams.

    I did notice yesterday that Vaughters didn't mention him on Twitter. But then , he didn't mention TD either.
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  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    And also, Sky are blindingly average.
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  • I must say I was surprised and how quite Wiggins was with regards to the recent speculation in the press. Compared to the times before.

    In my opinion if Sky add Wiggins and a top climber they will have one of the strongest tour teams.
  • MoomaloidMoomaloid Posts: 2,040
    They'll def have a team ready to bury itself for its leader. But, they need that leader, and they def need that other good climber... i'm kind with Iain in that the team does look a bit average at the moment, but they have got some great domestiques in there already, they just need the sharp end sorted...
  • I don't like Wiggins' character. Why is he now bitching about his team. He has the best or joint best TTT team, guys that can ride on the front and guys that can help him the mountains.
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Noticed how everyone had their trade sponsors on their shorts at the world champs?

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    c. Graham Watson
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    c. Graham Watson
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    Oh. Maybe not the last guy?
  • MoomaloidMoomaloid Posts: 2,040
    That was def a comment on that interview to say he wants to be at Sky for me...
  • Good post NapD. Revealing. All this beating about the bush and mystery is quite sad and annoying, although I don't really care who Wiggins rides for.
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  • Wrong pic of Spartacus i'm afraid NapD. He was riding his red Spesh and only had Assos written on his shorts.
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  • Here he is....

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    Let's close our eyes and see what happens
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    I posted the wrong pic!

    I wanted all Garmin people but failed miserably!

    It's on his helmet though, the only garmin thing for Wiggins was the gloves...
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,979
    iainf72 wrote:
    And also, Sky are blindingly average.

    thats my thinking...well ok a bit above average in potential


    who in sky would have been able to drag him up the Romme/colombiere better than CVV?

    froome?

    or

    get him up on GC in the TTT lovquist and EBH vs millar and zabreski CVV
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  • cspcsp Posts: 777
    But he's wearing his Garmin gloves.

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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    csp wrote:
    But he's wearing his Garmin gloves.

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    Please reread my last post!
  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    NapoleonD wrote:
    I posted the wrong pic!

    I wanted all Garmin people but failed miserably!

    It's on his helmet though, the only garmin thing for Wiggins was the gloves...

    Tuft doesn't have Garmin shorts either:

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  • The first picture of Fabian is just the Swiss TT champions Saxo Bank kit from the first half of this year isn't it?

    Millar's picture is from last year's Worlds (he didn't ride the TT). Pooley and Froome were also wearing kit without any trade team logos in their TTs so maybe the GB kit this year isn't having trade logos? Sky exclusivity maybe? And that's the helmet he's worn for Garmin since the Tour aswell.

    Not saying he isn't going to Sky, but I don't think his kit choice gives much away as it appears to.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Jeez, it was just a light hearted comment with 'specially chosen' pictures to add petrol to a very small fire!

    That's why I didn't put pics of Tuft, Froome etc on there!
  • I wasn't sure on it all till I spoke with a mate yesterday who knows some staff ;)

    Apparently its pretty much a done deal from sky's end. I know you will all laugh but I know the source is good and won't be suprised to see it happen now.

    And there are plenty at sky or will be at to drag over the hills as good if not better than cvv...to be fair he kept coming back this year on the day where armstrong played games with him but on ventoux brad was pretty much alone. Given they are bring in TT specialists and concentrating on sprints with farrar I think a move is a wise choice.
  • Blimmin' Coppers! Always bending the evidence to suit. :wink:
    Let's close our eyes and see what happens
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Blimmin' Coppers! Always bending the evidence to suit. javascript:emoticon:wink:

    I've spent too much time in the company of lawyers :o
  • NapoleonD wrote:
    Blimmin' Coppers! Always bending the evidence to suit. javascript:emoticon:wink:

    I've spent too much time in the company of lawyers :o

    Me too. But for probably very different reasons to yours
    Let's close our eyes and see what happens
  • the gloves look ridiculous, doesn't wiggo know cycling is about 10% talent and 90% posing ?
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    edited September 2009
    Edit.
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  • patchypatchy Posts: 779
    from wiggo's twitter:

    Just to let you know, this whole Wigan story is b*ll*cks, Just to set the record straight

    erm... que?
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  • mmmm is Wiggo looking at LA for inspiration of how to become a Tour winner and is now acting like a c0ck?
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  • He is on tape saying it on that link....so how can he say that?
    Bit confusing.
    Editing?
  • Worst move of his career if he does.
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    the gloves look ridiculous, doesn't wiggo know cycling is about 10% talent and 90% posing ?

    Rubbish.

    6% is talking yourself up on bike forums, 4% is talent tops...
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