Nibali regrets not joining Team Sky in 2009

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Re: Nibali regrets not joining Team Sky in 2009

Postby frenchfighter » Mon Jan 28, 2013 07:26 am

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Not sure he would have been the main man - I would imagine Sky would drop him at the blink of an eye for some rider from Blighty
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Re: Nibali regrets not joining Team Sky in 2009

Postby BigMat » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:25 am

Sources at the time suggested he was who they wanted as "the main man" but Liquigas offered him a big pay rise. Sky ended up with Lovquist(!) and then poached Wiggins and the rest is history. Chances are they would have still gone for Wiggins if they had signed Nibali, although he probably would have had full backing for Giro / Vuelta. At Liquigas he often played second fiddle to Basso anyway, so he would have been in much the same boat in that respect.

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Re: Nibali regrets not joining Team Sky in 2009

Postby ddraver » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:26 am

Would have been Nibs for the Giro and Wigs for the Tour - could have been a good move in fairness....
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Re: Nibali regrets not joining Team Sky in 2009

Postby Richmond Racer » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:46 am

and if Wiggo hadnt pulled himself together and got his ar%e in gear, he could have ended up as Nibbles be-atch in 2011
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Re: Nibali regrets not joining Team Sky in 2009

Postby TMR » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:20 am

Richmond Racer wrote:and if Wiggo hadnt pulled himself together and got his ar%e in gear, he could have ended up as Nibbles be-atch in 2011
:shock:


Or some gear into his ar%e! :shock:
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Re: Nibali regrets not joining Team Sky in 2009

Postby SpecialGuestStar » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:22 am

ddraver wrote:Would have been Nibs for the Giro and Wigs for the Tour - could have been a good move in fairness....


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Re: Nibali regrets not joining Team Sky in 2009

Postby Richmond Racer » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:24 am

The Mad Rapper wrote:
Richmond Racer wrote:and if Wiggo hadnt pulled himself together and got his ar%e in gear, he could have ended up as Nibbles be-atch in 2011
:shock:


Or some gear into his ar%e! :shock:



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Re: Nibali regrets not joining Team Sky in 2009

Postby TMR » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:26 am

Richmond Racer wrote:Stop That Now


I am reading David Walsh's book ' The Seven Deadly Sins' at the moment. I'm in cynic mode, sorry :(
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Re: Nibali regrets not joining Team Sky in 2009

Postby Richmond Racer » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:31 am

Maybe read this for potential hope for today to balance out the cynicism that SDS and Secret Race etc understably creates?

http://bicycling.com/blogs/kingme/2013/ ... -best-kept

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Re: Nibali regrets not joining Team Sky in 2009

Postby vs » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:44 am

From 'Seven Deadly Sins':

"The spotlight now should not be on Lance Armstrong but on a sport that is still gangrenous with doping and decept. The Tour de France 2012 did not reassure me." Christophe Bassons

From 'Death or Glory':

"But I believe in this - and it's been tested by research - he who fcuks nuns will later join the church." Joe Strummer

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Re: Nibali regrets not joining Team Sky in 2009

Postby TailWindHome » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:03 pm

vs wrote:From 'Seven Deadly Sins':

"The spotlight now should not be on Lance Armstrong but on a sport that is still gangrenous with doping and decept. The Tour de France 2012 did not reassure me." Christophe Bassons

From 'Death or Glory':

"But I believe in this - and it's been tested by research - he who fcuks nuns will later join the church." Joe Strummer



Do we have to do this on every thread??

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Re: Nibali regrets not joining Team Sky in 2009

Postby disgruntledgoat » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:04 pm

vs wrote:From 'Seven Deadly Sins':

"The spotlight now should not be on Lance Armstrong but on a sport that is still gangrenous with doping and decept. The Tour de France 2012 did not reassure me." Christophe Bassons

From 'Death or Glory':

"But I believe in this - and it's been tested by research - he who fcuks nuns will later join the church." Joe Strummer



Evidence please. Anyone can make statements and we all choose to believe those that chime with our prejudices.

Although Bassons own suspension last year, you were all prepared to give him the benefit of the doubt there.
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Re: Nibali regrets not joining Team Sky in 2009

Postby ddraver » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:06 pm

vs wrote:From 'Seven Deadly Sins':

"The spotlight now should not be on Lance Armstrong but on a sport that is still gangrenous with doping and decept. The Tour de France 2012 did not reassure me." Christophe Bassons

From 'Death or Glory':

"But I believe in this - and it's been tested by research - he who fcuks nuns will later join the church." Joe Strummer


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Re: Nibali regrets not joining Team Sky in 2009

Postby TMR » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:57 pm

TailWindHome wrote:Do we have to do this on every thread??

Mad Rapper I'm blaming you this time. You started it.


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Re: Nibali regrets not joining Team Sky in 2009

Postby LeicesterLad » Mon Jan 28, 2013 13:31 pm

I bet Sky are glad he didn't.

Nibali will never win another Grand Tour. (Unless it is EXTREMELY thin on the ground).

Ive put it out there.

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Re: Nibali regrets not joining Team Sky in 2009

Postby BigMat » Mon Jan 28, 2013 13:50 pm

LeicesterLad wrote:I bet Sky are glad he didn't.

Nibali will never win another Grand Tour. (Unless it is EXTREMELY thin on the ground).

Ive put it out there.


He has already won two, if you count the Giro where he was beaten by Contador and Scarponi (did they make that official? probably not). Came third in last year's tour. People always seem pretty eager to write him off - talk about a tough audience!

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Re: Nibali regrets not joining Team Sky in 2009

Postby nic_77 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 13:51 pm

BigMat wrote:
LeicesterLad wrote:I bet Sky are glad he didn't.

Nibali will never win another Grand Tour. (Unless it is EXTREMELY thin on the ground).

Ive put it out there.


He has already won two, if you count the Giro where he was beaten by Contador and Scarponi (did they make that official? probably not). Came third in last year's tour. People always seem pretty eager to write him off - talk about a tough audience!

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