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Team Sky starts leaking photos

Team Sky - Dogma with Di2 group.

Team Sky - Dogma with Di2 group.

The RadioShack squad isn’t the only big shiny new team for 2010. Team Sky has scooped up some strong British and European talent with the goal of putting a British rider on the Tour de France podium in five years. Their recent acquisition of Bradley Wiggins with a four year contract shows Sky is serious about reaching that goal. The monetary pay-off had to have been significant to get Wiggins out of his 2010 contract with Garmin. In the end it just would have been a messy legal battle that only would have prolonged his departure to Sky, created more tension within the team, and would have only benefited the lawyers. Garmin-Transitions is putting up a brave face and are sure they have a strong squad to contest the Tour. Rest assured,  Team Sky manager David Brailsford isn’t going to get any karma points by poaching a rider that was still under contract. At this point cycling is a free market and contracts can and will be broken if enough Euro is splashed around.

January 4th Sky will unveil the complete team kit. The question remains to the loyal argyle fans who cheered for him during the Tour -  are you Team Wiggins or Team Garmin-Transitions?

Word is that Adidas is the clothing supplier

Word is that Adidas is the clothing supplier

Roster
Kurt Asle Arvesen (NOR)
John-Lee Augustyn (RSA)
Michael Barry (CAN)
Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)
Kjell Carlström (FIN)
Sylvain Calzati (FRA)
Dario Cioni (ITA)
Steve Cummings (GBR)
Russell Downing (GBR)
Juan Antonio Flecha (ESP)
Chris Froome (GBR)
Simon Gerrans (AUS)
Matthew Hayman (AUS)
Greg Henderson (NZL)
Peter Kennaugh (GBR)
Thomas Lövkvist (SWE)
Lars Petter Nordhaug (NOR)
Serge Pauwels (BEL)
Nicolas Portal (FRA)
Morris Possoni (ITA)
Ian Stannard (GBR)
Chris Sutton (AUS)
Geraint Thomas (GBR)
Davide Viganò (ITA)
Bradley Wiggins (GBR)

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2 Responses to “Team Sky starts leaking photos”

  1. neilroad December 18, 2009 at 6:20 pm #

    Team Sky starts leaking photos and losing good karma points http://neilbrowne.com/2009/12/team-sky-s

  2. bicycledesign December 18, 2009 at 8:32 pm #

    @neilroad Those photos are worth leaking though. Great looking paint scheme on those Sky team Pinarellos.

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