Just made my team yesterday but will wait for the final confirmations before I join any leagues. Nothing more disturbing than fielding a team of DNSs.
I reckon the Frenchies will be running amuck this year with their young talent on fire while Mr. pistol has an asthma attack on stage 12 and retires. Sagan will launch a range of denim jackets mid tour and Steve Cummings will go on a one man breakaway and take a stage all by himself. In other news Porte will cry about no confidence from his team and regrets about leaving Sky while the robots in black deliver their leader, Mr mantisonabike to another victory. Colombians will be all over the shop, they are so in vogue right now.
There are still some team announcements to be made, so the Velogames roster is going to change. Don't give up hope on Rolland! I did a Dauphine Velogames team (as preparation for the Tour of course) and had Pinot. He outdid Aru for GC underachiever award there. Too much TT training?
@GrantT I was just saying last night that Arthur Vichot has given me a selection crisis, but despite being new French champion, named Arthur Vichot, and riding for FDJ, even he may not be French enough to get into this team. I'm sure not going to bounce *wait for it* Sylvain Chavanel.
"I don't have fun. Actually, I had fun once. In 1962. I drank a whole bottle of Robitussin cough medicine and went in the back of a 1961 powder-blue Lincoln Continental to a James Brown concert with some Mexican friends of mine. I haven't had fun since. It's not a word I like. It's like Volkswagens or bell-bottoms, or patchouli oil or bean sprouts. It rubs me up the wrong way." -Tom Waits
Teams are set! Y'all had better double-check your rosters. I hear that many riders are dropping out already, renouncing opposition to the advance of progress and perfection of human endeavor symbolized by the imminent triumph of President Rolland and the members of his Committee of Public Safety.
L'étendard sanglant est levé! L'étendard sanglant est levé!
So since Cav was keeping the green points jersey warm for Sagan yesterday, does Sagan get to take home Cav's green skinsuit he wore on that stage? And while its still ripe with sweat as well since otherwise it would go cold?
That skinsuit was a crime, especially as he wasn't even leading the classification. And after (correctly) opting to go with black shorts while in yellow, too!
I believe Richie Porte had this problem a year ago--overmatching while in Froome's polka dots. The guy who's keeping the jersey warm for the real leader is required to look generally sheepish about it at all times.