With other teams budgets, they can't buy a team Sky has. Nothing wrong with it, the money is gained in a fair mater, but that is just a non-argument. No other team can bring a line-up like that and still be competitive in other GT's and other races. Don't forget that he also had a great team in the Giro where only Poels is brought to help in the TDF now. Movistar put all their eggs in 1 basket, the TDF.seaneT1 wrote: ↑Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:51 pmTeam sky might have the biggest budget, but it has come to my attention that so far, they haven't bought a ready made GT winner (at least not with any succes)...Wiggins, Froome, and now maybe G are all there since the begining and have developed mostly inside the team, they sure do buy very good domestics, but other teams don't fall behind in that department either. Look at Movistar's team right now for goodness sake! Also, looking at the team standings this year, sky isn't even second, while other years they were dominating that classement from start.
Team Sky only won the team classification in 2017, other years never because just like this year. Domestiques empty themselves and then totally park and start to ride the rest in recovery mode straight away.