Wow, Kwalks, that sounds like a page from the US Postal script.
Or many successful sporting teams throughout history. Everyone loves the ragtag story, but in almost every sport there has been a time in which a country or team gains a foothold from details in coaching, technology, nutrition, training, teambuilding, and smart player selection. Sky has done every one of things better than any other team.
Postal did not.
Postal treated Lance better than anyone, his lieutenants on a rung below, and anyone else was left out to fend for themselves. Its well-documented that Lance often reserved the best equipment, training methods (including doping methods), and innovations solely for himself. After hearing inside stories about Sky, its nowhere near as unorganized and chaotic as postal was. Postal didn't select teams for the GTs and classics in December and give riders their race schedules accordingly. Postal didn't send all of these riders from each team to 4 specific training camps across the season. Postal didn't pay domestiques 6 figure salaries or find them houses in Nice and organize every single aspect of their training, nutrition, equipment, etc. from day 1.
Cycling is caught up in stupid traditions that are dying hard. I doubt any other team does any of the things that I mentioned above and definitely not all of them.
Don't take me too seriously. GramzStrava