Sky sign Josh Edmondson

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Sky sign Josh Edmondson

Postby Richmond Racer » Mon Dec 17, 2012 17:11 pm

Well!

He was heading Bontrager-Livestrong's way originally...I suspected Sky were jumping in to nab him and scupper that

http://www.teamsky.com/article/0,27290, ... 43,00.html

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Re: Sky sign Josh Edmondson

Postby Turfle » Mon Dec 17, 2012 17:15 pm

Good stuff. I think their ever decreasing roster shaped this one.

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Re: Sky sign Josh Edmondson

Postby Richmond Racer » Mon Dec 17, 2012 17:21 pm

Turfle wrote:Good stuff. I think their ever decreasing roster shaped this one.



Possibly - or maybe it was that his performance in ToB was so mature. He had offers from WT teams after - pretty certain including Garmin as well as Sky.

Re 'ever-dwindling roster', all the riders who were going to be leaving were known as leavers by Sep. Rogers is the only one who falls out of that category. Otherwise I thought it was a fairly even balance of joiners vs leavers?
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Re: Sky sign Josh Edmondson

Postby Turfle » Mon Dec 17, 2012 17:40 pm

I'm not suggesting he's making up the numbers or anything, but I think ideally they would have liked him to have that year in America. Simon Yates was the one I thought might join for this year.

Last year they really struggled with getting a full compliment of riders in a lot of races, obviously having Kennaugh and Thomas out for most of the year didn't help, but I was expecting them to be back up at 29 or 30 riders for 2013.

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Re: Sky sign Josh Edmondson

Postby Richmond Racer » Mon Dec 17, 2012 17:41 pm

Turfle wrote:I'm not suggesting he's making up the numbers or anything, but I think ideally they would have liked him to have that year in America. Simon Yates was the one I thought might join for this year.

Last year they really struggled with getting a full compliment of riders in a lot of races, obviously having Kennaugh and Thomas out for most of the year didn't help, but I was expecting them to be back up at 29 or 30 riders for 2013.



Ah, right, I get you

I think signing Edmondson takes them to 27 riders so Dave B must be on it
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Re: Sky sign Josh Edmondson

Postby OCDuPalais » Mon Dec 17, 2012 18:00 pm

I'm liking the idea that JE was signed purely for the mile or so he managed to clip off the front of the group being led by a rampaging JTL at end of Dartmouth stage of ToB.
It was about at the same time Sammy Sanchez was getting dropped from the group up ahead, which I was also liking...

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Re: Sky sign Josh Edmondson

Postby frenchfighter » Mon Dec 17, 2012 18:36 pm

I don't think this guy is good enough to have his own thread. There is a thread called 2013 transfers.
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Re: Sky sign Josh Edmondson

Postby pauldavid » Mon Dec 17, 2012 19:00 pm

frenchfighter wrote:I don't think this guy is good enough to have his own thread. There is a thread called 2013 transfers.


Well I think he is, so that's an equal outcome.

Carry on everyone.

Incidentally french figbiter Josh always speaks very highly of you.

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Re: Sky sign Josh Edmondson

Postby Moomaloid » Mon Dec 17, 2012 19:21 pm

quite intrigued to see how he fares. He was aggressive in the ToB but its a massive step. good luck to him.

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Re: Sky sign Josh Edmondson

Postby frenchfighter » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:48 am

pauldavid wrote:
frenchfighter wrote:I don't think this guy is good enough to have his own thread. There is a thread called 2013 transfers.


Well I think he is, so that's an equal outcome.

Carry on everyone.

Incidentally french figbiter Josh always speaks very highly of you.


I have nothing against the fellow - he seemed to have a spirit in the TOB which was nice to see, just I get a little annoyed with all these separate threads on transfer news as I prefer to read it all in one thread.

Is the last line a joke?
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Re: Sky sign Josh Edmondson

Postby Richmond Racer » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:51 am

Norwood Paragon's Elliott Porter to Rapha Condor...worth a new thread? :wink:

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Re: Sky sign Josh Edmondson

Postby --Darren-- » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:59 am

Richmond Racer wrote:Norwood Paragon's Elliott Porter to Rapha Condor...worth a new thread? :wink:


Nice lad, raced with him a few times at London Dynamo. Was with Corridori race team last year, not the NP

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Re: Sky sign Josh Edmondson

Postby Richmond Racer » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:03 am

--Darren-- wrote:
Richmond Racer wrote:Norwood Paragon's Elliott Porter to Rapha Condor...worth a new thread? :wink:


Nice lad, raced with him a few times at London Dynamo. Was with Corridori race team last year, not the NP



Yeah, my mate's with the Paragons and knows him well - gave Elliott hell for not having told him before it was official :lol: He still goes out with them on club runs. They're all totally made-up for him - well deserved from what I hear.

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Re: Sky sign Josh Edmondson

Postby Pross » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:18 am

frenchfighter wrote:I don't think this guy is good enough to have his own thread. There is a thread called 2013 transfers.


He's probably the UK's biggest up-and-coming talent and is joining a UK registered / world number 1 team. Why isn't that worthy of a thread in its own right on a British based forum?

I'm glad he's not going to Livestrong just because of the negative association of the brand. Hopefully he'll get a sensible introduction as Luke Rowe did this year.

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Re: Sky sign Josh Edmondson

Postby frenchfighter » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:23 am

Maybe it is because I am not all over British riders or Team Sky. My assessment of a rider's talents, skill, dedication and passion has nothing to do with their nationality.
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Re: Sky sign Josh Edmondson

Postby Pross » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:29 am

I'm surprised that you don't like Edmondson. From the little I've seen of him so far he seems to be exactly the type of rider you like to watch. Let's hope Sky don't drum that attacking instinct out of him!

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Re: Sky sign Josh Edmondson

Postby frenchfighter » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:35 am

Oh I do like him. A climbing 'specialist' with the impetuousness of youth. I'm also very happy he has stayed with an EU team.
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Re: Sky sign Josh Edmondson

Postby Richmond Racer » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:37 am

frenchfighter wrote:Oh I do like him. A climbing 'specialist' with the impetuousness of youth. I'm also very happy he has stayed with an EU team.



Agree on that.

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Re: Sky sign Josh Edmondson

Postby inkyfingers » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:44 am

I'm tempted to start a seperate thread so that people discuss the issue of people starting separate threads.
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Re: Sky sign Josh Edmondson

Postby lyn1 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 19:28 pm

Turfle wrote:I'm not suggesting he's making up the numbers or anything, but I think ideally they would have liked him to have that year in America. Simon Yates was the one I thought might join for this year.



The Academy road riders had a very poor year. The grace favour and bias of the system guaranteed them rides in the World's top races, but if you had to select the top 6 British U23 you would struggle to put an Academy rider in there. They were consistently beaten week in week out in this country and in UCI races in Europe by non Academy riders. Pity there appears to be no route forward for young riders unless you are on the Academy.


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