"It got to the point where I wouldn't have been surprised if they got off their bikes and ended up fighting each other. Everyone knew there was bad blood and it looks like, reading the war on Twitter between them, it's not yet over." - Wiggins on LA/AC
"It would be interesting to ride for someone like Lance but Andy Schleck is going there. And after this Tour I've reached the point where I need to be the leader"
Thats what caught my eye. Does he know something that we do not know. I know there is the rumor that Andy is going to lances team, but does he know more??
Thats what caught my eye. Does he know something that we do not know. I know there is the rumor that Andy is going to lances team, but does he know more??[/QUOTE]
good lord. He's going nowhere.
i may have overreacted
I think it's too easy to forget just how amazing an accomplishment it is to finish the TdF at all, to say nothing of almost getting on the podium.
Wiggins seems like a pretty cool guy; I hope he eventually wins.
As somebody posted on another thread, it is against UCI rules for a rider or team currently under contract to talk about transferring to another team before I believe September 1st. So Schleck and his team have to say that even if he has other plans. If he is still saying that in October, I will put more stock in it.
Cool interview with Wiggins...its is going to be alot of fun watching him, Contador, and Schleck fight it out in the coming years.
Between this and that velonews report from another rider, the TdF sounds like pure Hell. These guys are machines. I would never want their jobs.
Oh yeah, it was the Giro. Even if I weren't the crappy cyclist I am today, I would never wanna be a pro.
As a side note, I'm really hoping that Wiggins is clean.
Why in the world would either Schleck want to go to TRS-80 and take a chance of being caught up in another power struggle that is sure to be poorly managed again by JB? There's no reason. TRS-80 WILL be Sir Lancelot's team and he WILL be the #1 GC guy. Why either brother would want to be involved in that is beyond me.
i may have overreacted
Yeah, I am not sure if I believe either Schleck will go for 2010, but I have to say Andy would be a fool to pass up the chance to take over the leadership of a LA/JB built team in 2011.
Laggard, Lance is not going to be the lead GC contender for TRS beyond 2010. No way is Lance going to try to win the TdF at age 40. As I said in the previous post, TRS is almost certainly going to be in the top 2-3 strongest teams in any race they ride, and JB is one of the best tacticians in the sport. So why wouldn't somebody like Andy Schleck be interested in riding a team full of strong riders and veteran riders to learn from for a year while being 1 and 1A on the team and then takeover the reins of that team for the foreseeable future in 2011?
He already retired once. If you read some of what Carmichael says about Lance's training, what he told Lance when they started talking about a comeback was that if Lance came back and raced for 2 years, he would be stronger in year 2 than year 1. I think the plan all along has been to come back for 2 years, get the new team established, then put the new face of the team out there in 2011. I honestly think LA wanted it to be Contador that took over until the whole feud went down after LA came to Astana. Since AC is not an option, the next best available is AS, and I think if he looks at it with clear eyes, AS would be a fool not to jump at the chance.