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Old 05-01-2012, 17:25
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With a new season about to start i thought i would get a thread going which is exclusive to the fortunes of Team Sky.
What is the date and the team for the first race in Australia ?
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Old 05-01-2012, 19:46
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Starts Jan 17. There's an article about the team here, but it's from a few weeks ago. Certainly a couple of potential winners there.

http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/...uad-named.html

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway)
Alex Dowsett (Great Britain)
Mathew Hayman (Australia)
Danny Pate (USA)
Michael Rogers (Australia)
Christopher Sutton (Australia)
Geraint Thomas (Great Britain)
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Old 05-01-2012, 21:59
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Starts Jan 17. There's an article about the team here, but it's from a few weeks ago. Certainly a couple of potential winners there.

http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/...uad-named.html

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway)
Alex Dowsett (Great Britain)
Mathew Hayman (Australia)
Danny Pate (USA)
Michael Rogers (Australia)
Christopher Sutton (Australia)
Geraint Thomas (Great Britain)
Strong team for the tour down under . Will the tour be shown on tv in the Uk?
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Old 05-01-2012, 22:10
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Strong team for the tour down under . Will the tour be shown on tv in the Uk?
There's usually a daily highlight show on Sky Sports, although only 30 minutes each day.

I imagine GreenEdge will be the team to beat this year, what with it being their first proper race and in their own back yard.
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Old 05-01-2012, 22:10
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Strong team for the tour down under . Will the tour be shown on tv in the Uk?
Sky have had it for the last few years.
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:00
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EBH will get a stage win. - My prediction.
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Old 06-01-2012, 19:08
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TDU TV coverage listed here: http://www.teamsky.com/article/0,272...638412,00.html

Cavendish missed a doping test last year: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/cave...g-test-in-2011
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:37
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That's for last year's race!
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:13
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Oops! - http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/...-schedule.html
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Old 14-01-2012, 10:02
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Coverage starts tomorrow Sky Sports 4 18:30
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Old 15-01-2012, 12:40
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Can this not just be athred for cycling in general?

Great sprint by Griepel to win today, unstoppable.
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Old 15-01-2012, 13:39
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Can this not just be athred for cycling in general?

Great sprint by Griepel to win today, unstoppable.
Agree there not sure if we need a Sky team only thread as it will have the same people talking on it as the general cycling thread.

Good luck to Team Sky for the TDU. It's on Sky and also ITV but not checked the actual listings.

Not always a great race but any cycling on TV is always good after the winter break
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Old 15-01-2012, 15:23
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I dont think it is on ITV?

As the other races are on at times when I cant really just stream the video like I did today, its gonna have to be cyclingtorrents for the rest of them.
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Old 15-01-2012, 15:59
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Steephill and Cyclingfans are listing it as on Sky and ITV. I presume the ITV coverage will be something like a Phil and Paul hour long highlights programme towards the end of the month. It will probably string together clips like these two this morning: http://wwos.ninemsn.com.au/video/cyc...6-776e6654ffe8
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Old 18-01-2012, 21:00
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Excellent breakaway today, totally caught the peleton off guard
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Old 20-01-2012, 20:42
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EBH now has the sprint jersey after the main peloton split leaving Greipel behind. EBH has targeted tomorrow's stage going up the same hill twice:
http://www.tourdownunder.com.au/imag...12-profile.jpg
http://www.youtube.com/user/tourdownunder?feature=watch
Anyone expecting Valverde make his first impact on a race since his ban, or will Gerrans get the maiden win for GreenEdge?
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Old 20-01-2012, 21:02
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I honestly think EBH is gonna take it, he's been up there every stage so far.
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Old 21-01-2012, 00:06
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If you're a night owl there's live coverage of todays stage on Sky Sports 4...........preamble on now with Chris Boardman, race starts in twenty minutes or so

The whole stage live........about 5 hours they reckon

I could stay up and watch it but it'll wreck tomorrow........
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Old 22-01-2012, 14:15
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Have sky got anymore races this year? enjoyed the live coverage over the weekend
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Old 22-01-2012, 14:57
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Their race calendar is on the website: http://www.teamsky.com/races/0,27631...0.html#month=2

The squads are listed under each race once selected. Cavendish is riding the middle east tours: Oman and Qatar with Eisel. He is also riding the first weekend in Europe at the KBK on 26 Feb without Eisel who rides the day before. Stannard and Flecha will ride that weekend hoping to repeat their previous success.

Wiggins has only one race scheduled for February so far.
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Old 22-01-2012, 16:08
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Have sky got anymore races this year? enjoyed the live coverage over the weekend
No, all the main races from here are on Eurosport or ITV4.
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Old 22-01-2012, 20:04
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I stayed up till about 3.30 AM on saturday night and must say i enjoyed Sky's coverage as well........although I guess the pictures etc were all coming from the Aussie broadcaster

I have heard Phil and Paul before because I sometimes watch ITV4 for the TdF etc if Eurosport is late starting, but I find their commentary style very dull

It's almost like Phil reads out a sentence that he's got written down and Paul says 'Yes' and proceeds to read it again......

But the pictures were good and there weren't many ad breaks (not surprising as it was the middle of the night !)

Apart from the stilted Phil and Paul commentary it was pretty good

I don't know if Sky have got any plans to try and get more races. I suspect it's probably not high on their agenda as sponsoring the Sky team is presumably to bring in new customers and there's not much point showing their races to people who already have Sky
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Old 24-01-2012, 15:21
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Next race for Team Sky is the Tour of Qatar ,this race marks the debut in Team Sky colours for the legend Mark Cavendish.Will Eurosport show the race?
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Old 24-01-2012, 15:57
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Plenty opportunities to practice their team sprint tactics there then. Qatar makes Holland look like the Andes.
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Old 24-01-2012, 16:26
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Next race for Team Sky is the Tour of Qatar ,this race marks the debut in Team Sky colours for the legend Mark Cavendish.Will Eurosport show the race?
They did last year, I remember it being one for sand enthusiasts!
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