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Greipel wants to go at end of season!

Sonny73Sonny73 Posts: 2,604
edited May 2010 in Pro race
Be great to eventually see Cav and Greipel go head to head: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/greipel-wants-to-leave-htc-columbia

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  • KléberKléber Posts: 6,842
    I feel sorry for the guy, he sounds modest and hard done by. But that's life, he's in Cav's shadow, it's just a shame Cav can treat people so badly at times.

    Anyway, didn't Ciolek say he wanted to step out from Cav's shadow? Look what happened to him. I wish Greipel well but if he just goes to Lotto or BMC, he'll struggle.
  • Dave_1Dave_1 Posts: 9,512
    I hope I am wrong but cav must be hurting on the family front-that's one of hell of a blow. I don't have a brother in prison but in a state similar, and it robs you of your freedom, of the joy of life at times, wins , whatever. I reckon Cav's outburst against Greipel will be something he genuinely regrets..the guy is under loads of pressure.
  • timoid.timoid. Posts: 3,133
    Trying to figure out where he would go.

    BMC seems logical. How about Rabo. Freire ain't getting any younger.
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  • andypandyp Posts: 8,590
    Lotto are in the market for a sprinter.
  • LangerDanLangerDan Posts: 6,132
    What about Milram - isn't that where German sprinters go to watch their careers die?
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  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    LangerDan wrote:
    What about Milram - isn't that where German sprinters go to watch their careers die?

    They're moooooving on from the sport, arent they?
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • TusherTusher Posts: 2,762
    Dave_1 wrote:
    I hope I am wrong but cav must be hurting on the family front-that's one of hell of a blow. I don't have a brother in prison but in a state similar, and it robs you of your freedom, of the joy of life at times, wins , whatever. I reckon Cav's outburst against Greipel will be something he genuinely regrets..the guy is under loads of pressure.

    +1


    Suspect this means that Cav has signed for Uncle Bob again, or is on the verge of doing so, and Greipel has thus decided to jump ship. Don't think he's making the wisest career move-better to be the second biggest fish in a nice big pool than the biggest fish in a puddle- but you can't blame him either.

    Wonder if he's had a conversation with Gerald Ciolek yet.

    D'you think it's worth taking a bet on him joining Sky for a year?
  • paulcuthbertpaulcuthbert Posts: 1,016
    Anyone know if Cavendish is riding the Giro d'Italia this year?
  • TusherTusher Posts: 2,762
    No Paul, Cav is California bound, whether he wants to or not.

    And he doesn't. But his sponsors are American, it's a big market and he's HTC-Columbia's biggest star, and if they say he's to ride the Tour of Outer Mongolia, or wherever, then that's where he'll go.

    Greipel gets the Italian gig.
  • pedro118118pedro118118 Posts: 1,102
    Perhaps he genuinely thinks he can challenge? The key, of course, is finding a team, who will provide the necessary support to get him into the right position, of which HTC are expert. The more compeition there is for Cav the better - it is rather boring watching the HTC train dessimate the opposition and deliver him to 200m of the line...
  • GazzaputtGazzaputt Posts: 3,227
    I agree with Tusher could see Sky take a punt for a year with him.
  • moray_gubmoray_gub Posts: 3,328
    Timoid. wrote:
    Trying to figure out where he would go.

    BMC seems logical. How about Rabo. Freire ain't getting any younger.

    Katusha maybe ? Robbie Mac is at the end of his career and Napolitano is third tier for me, so definately space for him there.
    Gasping - but somehow still alive !
  • stagehopperstagehopper Posts: 1,593
    Tusher wrote:
    Suspect this means that Cav has signed for Uncle Bob again, or is on the verge of doing so, and Greipel has thus decided to jump ship.

    pretty sure Cav is already under contract with Stapleton through to the end of 2011.
  • TusherTusher Posts: 2,762
    He has the option to sign for another year, and is presently re-negotiating his contract, and apparently asking for a pay-rise as well.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,309
    Tusher wrote:
    He has the option to sign for another year, and is presently re-negotiating his contract, and apparently asking for a pay-rise as well.

    He made it clear to Bob Stapleton today that he wants TWO million euros.
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  • andypandyp Posts: 8,590
    Ha! :lol:

    That's loose change for Sideshow Bob mind.
  • TusherTusher Posts: 2,762
    RichN95 wrote:
    Tusher wrote:
    He has the option to sign for another year, and is presently re-negotiating his contract, and apparently asking for a pay-rise as well.

    He made it clear to Bob Stapleton today that he wants TWO million euros.

    Wow, hot off the press and everything! Do you think he'll get it, or is he just starting high?
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,309
    Tusher wrote:
    RichN95 wrote:

    He made it clear to Bob Stapleton today that he wants TWO million euros.

    Wow, hot off the press and everything! Do you think he'll get it, or is he just starting high?

    I wasn't being serious. I was suggesting a new angle to what his 'celebration' today meant.
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  • TusherTusher Posts: 2,762
    Yup. Possible, very possible. :)
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    I'm surprised Greipel hasn't been snapped up before now. He is a prolific sprinter bringing lots of publicity to the team through his wins and although he hasn't necessarily proved himself at the very highest level, who knows what he can do. I think it will be good for the spectators if Cav and Greipel are on different teams as the head to heads will hopefully be exciting.

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  • shockedsoshockedshockedsoshocked Posts: 3,996
    Those legs are ridiculous!
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  • Yellow PerilYellow Peril Posts: 4,466
    Those legs must generate enough power to escape the earth's gravitational pull.

    I agree I can't understand why he hasn't been poached. I really hope he has a good Giro and scoops some stages.

    BTW how many watts will he generate when he lights the blue touchpaper?
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