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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 18,135
    Dowsett showing Wiggins and Millar how to conduct themselves with a bit of class.
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  • jerry3571jerry3571 Posts: 1,532
    Is it that the UK riders have ruled themselves out of the race as they know about the amount of fecking potholes??
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  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,373
    Garmin-Sharp general manager, Jonathan Vaughters said that it was a “hard call” to exclude David Millar from the Tour de France team in his last season.

    “That’s why we took so long to make the call,” Vaughters said in a team press conference today in Leeds’ outskirts. “He was on the list after the Tour de Suisse but with the caveat that we wanted everyone on it to be healthy.”
    Millar suffered from a cough and needed antibiotics ahead of the British National Championships last weekend and performed poorly. Sports Director Charly Wegelius told Vaughters of Millar’s condition and they had to re-work their nine-man Tour de France roster so that it was its best for classification rider Andrew Talansky.

    “Being 100% healthy applies to everyone,” Vaughters added. “We decided to wait and see if his health would return, but the results [from the championships] weren’t very helpful. It was a last-minute decision to pull him. It wasn’t fun for Charly, me or anyone.”

    “It’s not over yet for him, he’ll be racing at the Commonwealth Games. If he wants to ride the Vuelta a España, he has a spot, and the Tour of Britain.”

    http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/racing/t ... btudYMr.99
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    At least Vaughters isn't* being asked if it's him or Talansky who picks the team.

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  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,373
    Macaloon wrote:
    At least Vaughters is being asked if it's him or Talansky who picks the team.

    Yes, tough for all parties. I guess it has to be clinical, Talansky winning the Dauphiné must have got Vaughter Adrenalin going and the sponsors calling.
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