Cavendish's departure confirmed.

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Cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby big p » Mon Oct 01, 2012 18:54 pm

they've let him go for free

http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/lat ... -free.html

looks like Bernie's staying put though.
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Re: cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby TakeTheHighRoad » Mon Oct 01, 2012 19:16 pm

Cycling Weekly's £3 now?!?!
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Re: cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby mm1 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 19:37 pm

Or even...let him go free. Not exactly Nelson Mandela I know.

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Re: cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby andrewjoseph » Mon Oct 01, 2012 20:00 pm

Bernie Eisel not going with Cav! it's all going to go pear shaped!
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Re: cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby TMR » Mon Oct 01, 2012 20:02 pm

Amazed Bernie hasn't gone with him. Cav has repeatedly said he wants Bernie with him for the rest of his career.

Guess Bernie's had enough and wants to make his own mark. Good for him.
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Re: cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby greentea » Tue Oct 02, 2012 07:51 am

Why would Bernie follow Cav? Hes happy at Sky and in one of the best teams going. He has his own career to think about and probably doesn't want to be Cavs batty-boi bjtch anymore.

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Re: cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby andyp » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:22 am

TakeTheHighRoad wrote:Cycling Weekly's £3 now?!?!


Ha! :D

That was my response. I think it was £1.20 when I last bought it.

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Re: cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby Pross » Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:29 am

They only signed Cav to get hold of Bernie, now they've got what they wanted they are booting him out and making it look like they are doing him a favour ;)

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Re: cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby Richmond Racer » Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:45 am

Best conspiracy theory so far!

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Re: cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby TheStone » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:07 pm

Why have they let him go for free?

Even if they wouldn't get the full amount, surely he still has quite a large value.

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Re: cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby Richj » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:14 pm

TheStone wrote:Why have they let him go for free?

Even if they wouldn't get the full amount, surely he still has quite a large value.


Because they want to make sure he goes. A release fee will just complicate the transfer and would be a lot less in than the saving Sky make in not paying his salary. So it's not worth the hassle I imagine.

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Re: cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby Richmond Racer » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:19 pm

Richj wrote:
TheStone wrote:Why have they let him go for free?

Even if they wouldn't get the full amount, surely he still has quite a large value.


Because they want to make sure he goes. A release fee will just complicate the transfer and would be a lot less in than the saving Sky make in not paying his salary. So it's not worth the hassle I imagine.



A BBC sports journo, Matt Slater, tweeted last night:
'Speaking of market forces, good to see Cav gets his move. I hear Brailsford persuaded miffed Sky board to drop compensation demand'

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Re: cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby MrTapir » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:20 pm

Richj wrote:
TheStone wrote:Why have they let him go for free?

Even if they wouldn't get the full amount, surely he still has quite a large value.


Because they want to make sure he goes. A release fee will just complicate the transfer and would be a lot less in than the saving Sky make in not paying his salary. So it's not worth the hassle I imagine.


Or they said go for free but we get to keep Bernhard.

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Re: cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby deejay » Tue Oct 02, 2012 14:11 pm

I would think that Sky got good value for the World Champions Jersey in that year.
I've asked before :- Where does Team GB end to where Sky Cycling Team begin. :?: :?:
They rode solely for him at the Olympic Road Race.

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Re: cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby Richmond Racer » Tue Oct 02, 2012 14:19 pm

well, they wont be doing that again till at least 2016...

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Re: cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby Turfle » Tue Oct 02, 2012 14:21 pm

Rumour on spaziociclismo that Kwiatkowski might be coming back from OPQS as part of the deal. No idea if it's true or not, but that would be a good get for them. Super talent.

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Re: cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby Richj » Tue Oct 02, 2012 14:29 pm

deejay wrote:I've asked before :- Where does Team GB end to where Sky Cycling Team begin. :?: :?:


Not sure, they seem one team. Wasn't there an investigation recently in to BC and Sky in relation to lottery funding?? (or have I made that up) No idea what the result was.

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Re: cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby Richmond Racer » Tue Oct 02, 2012 14:45 pm

Richj wrote:
deejay wrote:I've asked before :- Where does Team GB end to where Sky Cycling Team begin. :?: :?:


Not sure, they seem one team. Wasn't there an investigation recently in to BC and Sky in relation to lottery funding?? (or have I made that up) No idea what the result was.


When Sky was first set up UK Sport ordered an audit by Deloitte into Brailsford’s roles as PD of Sky and as head of the British Olympic Cycling programme - because there was huffing and puffing that he wouldn't be able to do both roles. UK Sport wanted to know how Brailsford was allocating his hours and resources - also same for staff who sometimes doubled up and served GB and Sky in some capacity. The conclusion was that there was no basis for concern - the lottery funding wouldnt be spent on Sky, nor would Oly medals be jeopardised by Brailsford having the dual role - as has been validated by the delivery of mucho gold medals.

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Re: cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby deejay » Tue Oct 02, 2012 15:17 pm

andyp wrote:
TakeTheHighRoad wrote:Cycling Weekly's £3 now?!?!
Ha! :D

That was my response. I think it was £1.20 when I last bought it.

I was a subscriber for many years until the new editor (Robert Garbutt) arrived and immediately changed the format with cycle racing a low priority. (I was furious with that and had to wait nearly 2 years to be able to finish with it)
That is until July and like most of the British media he cashed in with the Tour De France but the Classics, Giro & Vuelta were given the odd page at the back.
Then I would have to phone CW for route details of 4days Dunkerque and a guy that is now known to you as Biking Bernie would be helpful and find it for me.

Now I don't need it, as I don't do Sportives.

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Re: cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby greentea » Tue Oct 02, 2012 18:05 pm

deejay wrote:
andyp wrote:
TakeTheHighRoad wrote:Cycling Weekly's £3 now?!?!
Ha! :D

That was my response. I think it was £1.20 when I last bought it.

I was a subscriber for many years until the new editor (Robert Garbutt) arrived and immediately changed the format with cycle racing a low priority. (I was furious with that and had to wait nearly 2 years to be able to finish with it)
That is until July and like most of the British media he cashed in with the Tour De France but the Classics, Giro & Vuelta were given the odd page at the back.
Then I would have to phone CW for route details of 4days Dunkerque and a guy that is now known to you as Biking Bernie would be helpful and find it for me.

Now I don't need it, as I don't do Sportives.



I get Cycling Weekly and half of its shjte. What f*cks me off is they print 10 odd pages of sportives because its easy editorial then give you a "Free" mini booklet stamped to the front of the issue a week later with the same sportives list from the week before! Why f*cking waste a third of the mag the week before if youre going to do that anyway? They do it all too often. C*nts.


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