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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 11:39 am 
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It might be different for you guys not living in Australia, but a lot of people here were hoping he would move after his "apprenticeship" (which was why he joined Sky in the first place) and join Green Edge.

5 8 5 - there are plenty of GC options for Sky, he would not have been looked on poorly if he wanted a team that would make him their Tour rider.

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5 8 5 wrote:
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from a secret pro:
http://cyclingtips.com.au/2013/05/the-secret-pro-2/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I enjoy reading The Secret Pro.

"And speaking of new gear, some of our sponsors have been playing with prototypes and new product releases lately.
Unfortunately some of the new stuff is absolute crap."

I wonder if he's referring to 9070?

I think the secret pro is either Adam Hansen or Matty Lloyd. Ridley will have a new TT bike out closer to the Tour de France but they have already been prototyping. Merida has already released a new TT frame and has sent riders for wind tunnel testing.

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Neither rider rode Amstel Gold.

Tinea, by the sounds of today's press Sky will have 2 less GC riders by the end of the year.

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 1:07 pm 
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Something has to give. 5 GC riders in one team.

Just ain't gunna fit.

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Tinea Pedis wrote:
You guys are aware Green Edge is hankering for a GC rider, right?

And considering the numerous GC riders Sky presently have, doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out Gerry was keen on him...

Does Green Edge actually have the cash Sky does? I know they're organized, but can their coaching staff and support riders offer the same to Porte? Doesn't seem so.

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 1:28 pm 
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But guys, I read on the internet that his bars are too low to descend properly so how did he manage to do that so well?

From someone who himself critique's Pro fits :lol:


Always with the caveat that somehow they make it work. Except for Andy Schleck. He does not make anything work these days.

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elviento wrote:

BTW, in case anyone is still interested in Hansen's shoes, he personally confirmed they are very comfortable when asked today before Stage 4. Very hard to imagine, especially since my colleague squeezed one of his shoes and said it felt "very hard"...

Not sure how to add that up, but there you have it.



Simple, they are built directly on molds of his feet. It's a technique that speed skaters (Bont initially) developed from the 70's through 90's.


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The problem is getting the molds to reflect the pedaling load, but I'm sure its not tough to figure that out. Make molds with spindles?

The Secret Pro probably isn't Hansen or anyone that would easily be connected with CyclingTips. Also, despite Wiggo's problem a lot of teams are riding or have ridden 9070 with no problems. There are many more problems with Sram and perhaps its not a groupset issue the rider is talking about- could be frames or wheels.

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 1:48 pm 
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Tinea Pedis wrote:
Something has to give. 5 GC riders in one team.

Just ain't gunna fit.

There's talk of Uran and Henao departing Sky at the end of this season. La Gazzetta dello Sport speculates that OPQS will sign Uran.

Re: The Secret Pro after some more thought it could be Cameron Wurf or David Tanner. Both of them aren't easily identifiable with CyclingTips.

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elviento wrote:

BTW, in case anyone is still interested in Hansen's shoes, he personally confirmed they are very comfortable when asked today before Stage 4. Very hard to imagine, especially since my colleague squeezed one of his shoes and said it felt "very hard"...

Not sure how to add that up, but there you have it.



Simple, they are built directly on molds of his feet. It's a technique that speed skaters (Bont initially) developed from the 70's through 90's.


Basically he made a pair of Bont's :D

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KWalker wrote:
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You guys are aware Green Edge is hankering for a GC rider, right?

And considering the numerous GC riders Sky presently have, doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out Gerry was keen on him...

Does Green Edge actually have the cash Sky does? I know they're organized, but can their coaching staff and support riders offer the same to Porte? Doesn't seem so.


I've never gotten the impression (from interviews) that Porte himself ever hinted at wanting to one day ride for OGE, and much like Cadel, the fact they're Australian seems to somehow mean that they aspire to. On the the contrary, I get the impression they're both happy where they are.

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In addition, I've picked up in interviews that a lot of riders at one time or another got a bit dissatisfied with the AIS structure and setup and have no desire to return to it or any remnant thereof.

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5 8 5 wrote:
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from a secret pro:
http://cyclingtips.com.au/2013/05/the-secret-pro-2/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I enjoy reading The Secret Pro.

"And speaking of new gear, some of our sponsors have been playing with prototypes and new product releases lately.
Unfortunately some of the new stuff is absolute crap."

I wonder if he's referring to 9070?

I found it pretty annoying - Lots of "I know something but I cant tell you what/who/why". Tease.


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I don't the reference is to a groupset. I would imagine it is to something such as shoes, clothes, or tires as lots of pros cycle onto and off of that stuff.

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Good job from Degenkolb today, he went like a beast for that guy from Bardiani :-)

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