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Old 06-27-13, 08:55 PM   #1
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No colombians at sky TdF???

Anybody noticed that Henao and Urán arent in the 2013 TdF roster?? Anybody can come up with a logical explanation for this besides maybe some excess of confidence???
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They both rode the Giro and haven't really been part of Froome's team this season.
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Old 06-27-13, 09:21 PM   #3
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Wuzzzies

Wonder if wiggo has something to do with that, froome is basically going with just one guy. Even contador has at least 4 guys to rely on in every type of road.
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Uran has told them he's leaving, you won't be seeing much more of him this year. Henao has had a pretty hard year so far, probably back for the Vuelta. And Froome is not "going with just one guy". Lopez can climb, Sivstov and EBH are more than useful in the mountains, Kennaugh may now be the best climber in the Sky squad apart from Froome, and Porte will play the role for Froome that Froome played for Wiggo last year.
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Froome and Porte can hold their own with just a little help in the mountains. What they need is more of the big engine guys to help control the peleton before they get to the mountains and chase down breakaways.
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Sincerely, to me Sky team doesnt look that strong, even I believe more in garmin than in sky right now that they left Farrar at home.
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garmin could do some serious gc/kom/stage wins damage this year without having to worry about contesting sprints. can't think of a single team that has ever been truly successful
contesting the sprints and the gc. i guess the various incarnations of team telekom with zabel/ullrich would come closest to qualifying.
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can't think of a single team that has ever been truly successful
contesting the sprints and the gc.
So Cavendish winning 3 stages last year doesn't count? What would Sky have had to have done for you to say that they were truly successful at both last year?
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So Cavendish winning 3 stages last year doesn't count? What would Sky have had to have done for you to say that they were truly successful at both last year?
Oh wait- you were talking about intermediate sprints, not sprint stage finishes. Point taken.
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haha. my bad. so drummed last year's tdf out of my memory that i completely forgot abo cav even being at sky.
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sky's total dominance made it the most boring tdf (imho) since 2002. i think the year sastre won it (2008?) would come in a close second out of tours in the last decade or so
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garmin could do some serious gc/kom/stage wins damage this year without having to worry about contesting sprints. can't think of a single team that has ever been truly successful
contesting the sprints and the gc. i guess the various incarnations of team telekom with zabel/ullrich would come closest to qualifying.

Eddie Merckxx. Enough said.

and I think Hinault won the TdF and the sprinters jersey one year.

yes, it was in 1979. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1979_Tour_de_France

The Colombian team didn't do so well in the Giro and the TdF typically picks French teams to fill out the peloton so it wasn't surprising they weren't invited.

I would expect the Colombian team to be at the Vuelta.

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Eddie Merckxx. Enough said.

and I think Hinault won the TdF and the sprinters jersey one year.

yes, it was in 1979. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1979_Tour_de_France

The Colombian team didn't do so well in the Giro and the TdF typically picks French teams to fill out the peloton so it wasn't surprising they weren't invited.

I would expect the Colombian team to be at the Vuelta.
But neither of those were really winning the sprinters stages. They both were just so good that they picked up enough points to win green.

However they are the only 2 to win a mass start final stage in Yellow. (Others won the final stage when already leading the race, but as far as I know before yellow existed or TTs).
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