SKY climbers

Talk about competitive road cycling in all its forms
User avatar
Team4Luke
Posts: 525
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2011 19:44 pm

SKY climbers

Postby Team4Luke » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:31 pm

who now is the best climber in team SKY.
Team4Luke supports Cardiac Risk in the Young

User avatar
LeicesterLad
Posts: 3767
Joined: Sun Sep 05, 2010 21:51 pm
Contact:

Re: SKY climbers

Postby LeicesterLad » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:33 pm

An imposible question, very subjective.

Over what terrain? gradient? Climb Length?

User avatar
Dave_1
Posts: 9319
Joined: Tue Dec 12, 2006 16:04 pm

Re: SKY climbers

Postby Dave_1 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:35 pm

It's very hard to tell..maybe they aren't as good as we think?

Richmond Racer
Posts: 8475
Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2012 17:11 pm

Re: SKY climbers

Postby Richmond Racer » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:41 pm

Dave_1 wrote:It's very hard to tell..maybe they aren't as good as we think?


Out of interest, if you were asked who's the best climber in other teams, say BMC and Garmin, who would you say? Seems to me that in most teams there's no universal stand-out individual who's the best climber. Too many variables to answer with one single name who everyone would agree on.

User avatar
Team4Luke
Posts: 525
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2011 19:44 pm

Re: SKY climbers

Postby Team4Luke » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:46 pm

they have signed at least one climber and also JTL, there is Froome and Wiggins, is JTL anywhere near their level or will he get there, how good is he.
Team4Luke supports Cardiac Risk in the Young

User avatar
Dave_1
Posts: 9319
Joined: Tue Dec 12, 2006 16:04 pm

Re: SKY climbers

Postby Dave_1 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:51 pm

Richmond Racer wrote:
Dave_1 wrote:It's very hard to tell..maybe they aren't as good as we think?


Out of interest, if you were asked who's the best climber in other teams, say BMC and Garmin, who would you say?



I am not sure of those two teams...but I still grudingly like Garmin. I can't see anyone of climber build there e.g. Herrera physique. It's all rounders nowadays

User avatar
Dave_1
Posts: 9319
Joined: Tue Dec 12, 2006 16:04 pm

Re: SKY climbers

Postby Dave_1 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:58 pm

Team4Luke wrote:they have signed at least one climber and also JTL, there is Froome and Wiggins, is JTL anywhere near their level or will he get there, how good is he.



I think climbers should be good at various races throughout the year otherwise it is fishy. The can say they are ill...but they might be dropping off blood too, so who knows. Froome says he was ill last winter and early-to mid season and recovering...but he made sure not to be ill in July.. I reckon power to weight ratio is an advantage regardless of form. Over the season, who is the best climber is safer to discuss, no?

Turfle
Posts: 3670
Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2010 13:12 pm

Re: SKY climbers

Postby Turfle » Fri Oct 05, 2012 13:14 pm

Time for a Bunk gif.


High mountains: Froome
Punchy climbs: Henao or Nordhaug
All round: Uran

User avatar
symo
Posts: 1672
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 08:53 am

Re: SKY climbers

Postby symo » Fri Oct 05, 2012 13:35 pm

Doesn't anything SKY now belong in the JTL thread?
+++++++++++++++++++++
we are the proud, the few, Descendents.

Panama - finally putting a nail in the economic theory of the trickle down effect.

User avatar
LeicesterLad
Posts: 3767
Joined: Sun Sep 05, 2010 21:51 pm
Contact:

Re: SKY climbers

Postby LeicesterLad » Fri Oct 05, 2012 14:31 pm

Team4Luke wrote:they have signed at least one climber and also JTL, there is Froome and Wiggins, is JTL anywhere near their level or will he get there, how good is he.


Sky is a strong team of climbers these days, Your missing a pair of Colombians, an Aussie, and a fair few others out of that equation!

User avatar
TailWindHome
Posts: 10568
Joined: Mon Sep 15, 2008 08:57 am

Re: SKY climbers

Postby TailWindHome » Fri Oct 05, 2012 14:37 pm

Is Wiggins a climber?
"ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED? IS THIS NOT WHY YOU ARE HERE?"

User avatar
Rick Chasey
Lives Here
Posts: 28550
Joined: Fri Feb 19, 2010 15:34 pm

Re: SKY climbers

Postby Rick Chasey » Fri Oct 05, 2012 14:38 pm

Froome is the strongest climber.

That's a no brainer.

Richmond Racer
Posts: 8475
Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2012 17:11 pm

Re: SKY climbers

Postby Richmond Racer » Fri Oct 05, 2012 15:02 pm

TailWindHome wrote:Is Wiggins a climber?



Wiggo: phenomenal TTer who can climb

Froome: climber who can TT bloody well

User avatar
LeicesterLad
Posts: 3767
Joined: Sun Sep 05, 2010 21:51 pm
Contact:

Re: SKY climbers

Postby LeicesterLad » Fri Oct 05, 2012 15:15 pm

Rick Chasey wrote:Froome is the strongest climber.

That's a no brainer.


Looking at the Tour he was, at the Vuelta Uran looked better - thats why its subjective. Form, Fatigue, Route, Climb, Gradient, Length, Opportunity (IE. Had Uran not been working for Froome could he have outclimbed him in the Vuelta?)

pomtarr
Posts: 297
Joined: Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:43 pm

Re: SKY climbers

Postby pomtarr » Fri Oct 05, 2012 16:07 pm

Dave_1 wrote:I am not sure of those two teams...but I still grudingly like Garmin. I can't see anyone of climber build there e.g. Herrera physique. It's all rounders nowadays

Dan Martin.
"Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult"

User avatar
frenchfighter
Posts: 30000
Joined: Sat Jun 23, 2007 17:35 pm

Re: SKY climbers

Postby frenchfighter » Fri Oct 05, 2012 20:06 pm

Have you seen them off the bike. Henao is a proper little gangster.

Image
Image
Contador is the Greatest

User avatar
Ron Stuart
Posts: 1218
Joined: Sat May 24, 2003 07:41 am
Contact:

Re: SKY climbers

Postby Ron Stuart » Fri Oct 05, 2012 20:09 pm

TailWindHome wrote:Is Wiggins a climber?


Wiggins is a Pursuit rider turned, Prologue rider, turned TT rider, turned Climber, turned Lead-Out man but will always have a good old drink and a fag when off season.... :mrgreen:

Cal_Stewart
Posts: 1669
Joined: Tue Feb 22, 2005 07:50 am

Re: SKY climbers

Postby Cal_Stewart » Fri Oct 05, 2012 21:29 pm

and a rollie at that
eating parmos since 1981

Canyon Ultimate CF SLX Aero 09
Cervelo P5 EPS
www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=40044&t=13038799

User avatar
ALIHISGREAT
Posts: 3918
Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2011 15:43 pm

Re: SKY climbers

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Sat Oct 06, 2012 00:12 am

Ron Stuart wrote:
TailWindHome wrote:Is Wiggins a climber?


Wiggins is a Pursuit rider turned, Prologue rider, turned TT rider, turned Climber, turned Lead-Out man but will always have a good old drink and a fag when off season.... :mrgreen:


He's a sprinter too.

User avatar
Ron Stuart
Posts: 1218
Joined: Sat May 24, 2003 07:41 am
Contact:

Re: SKY climbers

Postby Ron Stuart » Sat Oct 06, 2012 07:31 am

ALIHISGREAT wrote:
Ron Stuart wrote:
TailWindHome wrote:Is Wiggins a climber?


Wiggins is a Pursuit rider turned, Prologue rider, turned TT rider, turned Climber, turned Lead-Out man but will always have a good old drink and a fag when off season.... :mrgreen:


He's a sprinter too.


Yeh,

but one swallow and all that :lol:


Return to “Pro Race”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Joelsim, The_Boy and 15 guests