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@98 Sky will shift from Wiggins to Froome for next year. And Uran, Heneo and Porte as well. A GT win is still likely, but more so at the Giro than the Tour or Vuelta. And Cav's will win lots of stages.@99 Bernie i imagine is on a 3 year contract. But like Cav's he could leave if a team pays the compensation fee. However i wouldn't expect them to be together next year unless its at Sky
If (when) Cav leaves, where would that leave Bernie? Hasn't he extended his contract with Sky?
Wiggins TDF win was up there with 1966 and maybe the best ever sports achievement by a Brit. He should be knighted. But it's gonna be different next year facing Contador and Brad wont be able to match him. GC ambitions are great but Sky would be better off with Cav and putting theireggs in his basket for the sprints. Brad will not win a grand tour next year, Cav will win lots of stages.
Anyone think Cav is being slightly naive to think Sky won't ask for compensation?Personally I think Brailsford is quite a cunning guy and probably always knew ti wasn't going to work with Cav.
people please! if you think cav and wiggo dont get on with each other take a look at cavs reaction to hearing the news of wiggo's broken collar bone in tdf last year.comments you can brush off, as indaviduals are required to say nice things by your team who pay to say these things,but reactions like that are true feelings. is there a sportsman in the world like cav that would be a water carrier
Were Brailsford and Cav the only people in cycling who didn't see this coming a year ago?The smartest thing Brailsford could do now would be to let Cav go, and waive the break fee in lieu of an earn-out based on Cav's performance at the next team over the next two years. Everyone's a winner!
92 handlebarCav is road sprinter he is paid a lot money to do exactly that, use as little energy possible saving himself to win stages. At HTC the team road saving his energy even if required pushing him up hills. At Sky his energy was wasted gettin water bottles for the team. How many top athletes would allow their ego's to do that....No grumbles from Cav did as he was told
@92 Someone hates Mark.I think it was 2010 with HTC (maybe 09), Cav's was beaten in the final sprint, and all he could do was cry, because he had let his team down. He rarely blames his own team when he cant finish off. He blames a team for not helping, which is entirely understandable.I think the greatest sprinter in the World is allowed to have an ego. Wiggins left the ToB due to illness.
Wiggins wanted cavendish to leae. They dont get on. Caendish is alittle man with a big ego and he sulks when he loses a race and blames other riders in the team. Wiggins left the tour of britain because of what happened the day before. Wiggins was putting himself out and cavendish wanted to save himself for the last stage to take attention from the overall winner. The team is better without him!
i think the comments about cav leaving sky were first by brad wiggins who said it be cavs best interest to leave!,then brailsford followed up by stating sky were now going for gc in tours and he would not stand in cavs way if he wanted to go.hope he can go without any hassles and join omega pharma thus get good lead outs for tour stages&classics.
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