Team Sky is now Team INEOS

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Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Postby Spinners » 14 Oct 2019, 6:55pm

Mike Sales wrote:
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Except in the 1,200 Cycling Time Trials 'Open' Events held in the UK every year.


yes, but they don't do drafting.... Kipchoge's time was impossible without his wind shield.


I believe TTs on busy dual carriageways are popular for fast times.


Most popular of all is the R25/3H in the Neath Valley which has very low traffic flows (for a dual-carriageway) but has a big downhill section - very scary in a sidewind when on tri-bars and using a disk rear wheel. British Comp Record has been broken several times on this course in the past few years.
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Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Postby Cyril Haearn » 14 Oct 2019, 7:53pm

Hope it has a big uphill section too :wink:
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Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Postby Spinners » 14 Oct 2019, 8:04pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:Hope it has a big uphill section too :wink:


Only to get back to the race HQ.
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Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Postby TrevA » 15 Oct 2019, 7:14pm

Spinners wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:Hope it has a big uphill section too :wink:


Only to get back to the race HQ.


No, the uphill bit is to get from the HQ to the start. My son rode the National Junior 25 Champs on the R25/3. He beat his previous 25 PB by 7 minutes.
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Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Postby Spinners » 15 Oct 2019, 7:55pm

TrevA wrote:
Spinners wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:Hope it has a big uphill section too :wink:


Only to get back to the race HQ.


No, the uphill bit is to get from the HQ to the start. My son rode the National Junior 25 Champs on the R25/3. He beat his previous 25 PB by 7 minutes.


That must have been a one-off, perhaps for the National 25, as the usual HQ's are at Rhigos RFC and Hirwaun Village Hall - both are at the top.

Thinking about it, I organised the National 10 in 2002 and the National 25 in 2005 and on both occasions we used the Glynneath Leisure Centre at the bottom of the old Neath Bank road - I think because we felt that it was a more fitting HQ for a National. That long steep hill is actually used for an Open hill climb event.
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Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Postby TrevA » 16 Oct 2019, 3:01pm

Yes, Glyneath LC rings a bell. It would have been the 2005 Nationals. My lad finished 5th, I think. He did a 56 and his previous PB was a 1.03. Alex Dowsett won.
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Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Postby Cyril Haearn » 9 Jul 2020, 7:42pm

The Grauniad reports that Mr Froome is to upgrade to a new team, Israel Start-up Nation
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Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Postby Lakelander » 9 Jul 2020, 8:23pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:The Grauniad reports that Mr Froome is to upgrade to a new team, Israel Start-up Nation

Chris Froome and Ineos both posted this on all their social media pages early this morning.Followed quickly by Cycling news/weekly/Road cc etc.

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Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Postby Redvee » 10 Jul 2020, 1:05am

Cyril Haearn wrote:The Grauniad reports that Mr Froome is to upgrade to a new team, Israel Start-up Nation


Rumours have been circulating for a few weeks about this happening.

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Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Postby Navara » 10 Jul 2020, 11:10am

It has become obvious since his accident and Bernal stepping up that Froome's days at Ineos were numbered.Brailsford can be ruthless.It would be nice to think Ineos give him a chance to get the 5th TDF before he goes but DB won't get sentimental and if Bernal is looking stronger then he'll go for the Yellow with him.
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Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Postby Bonefishblues » 10 Jul 2020, 11:19am

The guy's 35. Father Time has been knocking for a while, but because Team, he has been kept out awhile, but sooner or later he's coming in.

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Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Postby mattsccm » 22 Jul 2020, 2:13pm

Not any more.

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Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Postby thirdcrank » 22 Jul 2020, 2:17pm

I thought that this had been resurrected to note that Team Ineos is being renamed to advertise the Ineos resurrection of the Land Rover Defender AKA Grenadier.

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Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Postby Cyril Haearn » 22 Jul 2020, 2:24pm

No no, it stands for Israel, Nation Especially Of Start-ups :wink:
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