Shane Sutton leaving Sky

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Froomes Edgar
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Shane Sutton leaving Sky

Postby Froomes Edgar » Mon Jan 07, 2013 20:12 pm

You heard it here first.

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Re: Shane Sutton leaving Sky

Postby nweststeyn » Mon Jan 07, 2013 20:21 pm

Good story. I like the way you referenced your sources and included actual information in your post. A+

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Re: Shane Sutton leaving Sky

Postby Froomes Edgar » Mon Jan 07, 2013 20:25 pm

Its so hot (off the press) it doesn't need sauce

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Re: Shane Sutton leaving Sky

Postby TailWindHome » Mon Jan 07, 2013 20:30 pm

I have on good authority that he was offered Movies and Sport half price for 6 months so decided to keep his subscription....
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Re: Shane Sutton leaving Sky

Postby iainf72 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 20:32 pm

In all seriousness, he has taken a lesser role at Sky.

It's not quite wanting to spend more time with his family but more of a consultant role.
Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.

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Re: Shane Sutton leaving Sky

Postby Paul 8v » Mon Jan 07, 2013 20:37 pm

Froomes Edgar wrote:Its so hot (off the press) it doesn't need sauce

Are you "Insideinfo" in disguise?

But that's a shame for sky if it is true

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Re: Shane Sutton leaving Sky

Postby Richmond Racer » Mon Jan 07, 2013 21:06 pm

This has been bubbling around for a couple of days. His profile on Sky's website refers to him taking a modified role.

I think he's just going to work with Wiggo - but to be honest, he's never been a coach/race coach for any other rider on the team, and he doesnt DS. He's only been in the car on relatively rare occasions. Even at the Tour last year he only joined the team for the final weekend and for the first TT. He was at the Worlds but he wasnt at the Giro or the Vuelta, or the Classics.

Shane's primary focus has always been the GB track team - although he's clearly a major figure in the overall management team when it comes to big decisions e.g. Tour team selection.

If anyone wants to raise eyebrows, well, he's still not fully 100% from his accident and Sky can just point to that as a reason for any modification or lessening of his role.

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Re: Shane Sutton leaving Sky

Postby Rodrego Hernandez » Mon Jan 07, 2013 21:20 pm

Richmond Racer wrote:This has been bubbling around for a couple of days. His profile on Sky's website refers to him taking a modified role.

I think he's just going to work with Wiggo - but to be honest, he's never been a coach/race coach for any other rider on the team, and he doesnt DS. He's only been in the car on relatively rare occasions. Even at the Tour last year he only joined the team for the final weekend and for the first TT. He was at the Worlds but he wasnt at the Giro or the Vuelta, or the Classics.

Shane's primary focus has always been the GB track team - although he's clearly a major figure in the overall management team when it comes to big decisions e.g. Tour team selection.

If anyone wants to raise eyebrows, well, he's still not fully 100% from his accident and Sky can just point to that as a reason for any modification or lessening of his role.


True.

Brailsford had always intended to step back from BC after London but must have changed his mind. Shane is better suited running the track program. Brailsford can take the pro team down with him when he goes.

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Re: Shane Sutton leaving Sky

Postby TailWindHome » Mon Jan 07, 2013 21:31 pm

Richmond Racer wrote:If anyone wants to raise eyebrows.


Has he signed the "I'm a good guy" pledge?
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Re: Shane Sutton leaving Sky

Postby Richmond Racer » Mon Jan 07, 2013 21:39 pm

TailWindHome wrote:
Richmond Racer wrote:If anyone wants to raise eyebrows.


Has he signed the "I'm a good guy" pledge?



Apparently so

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Re: Shane Sutton leaving Sky

Postby Dave_1 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 04:59 am

It isn't related to allegations made by a rider elsewhere on the internet over the past year?

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Re: Shane Sutton leaving Sky

Postby Rodrego Hernandez » Tue Jan 08, 2013 08:34 am

He only really looks after Brad. Dave B tried to marginalise him after Beijing if you remember, he'll be back.


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