Social media reacts to Sky’s ‘strongest ever’ Tour de France team

Twitter and Facebook users react to Team Sky’s announcement of their line-up of nine riders for the 2016 Tour de France

Social Media Reacts To Sky’s ‘strongest Ever’ Tour De France Team

British WorldTour outfit Team Sky announced their nine-man roster for the 2016 Tour de France1 on Wednesday afternoon, and the cycling world gave its verdict on the selection via social media. There were no major surprises in the nine men selected to ride the 103rd edition of the Tour, with Chris Froome2 returning to defend his title and with a team built to help him. Froome will be joined by Geraint Thomas, Ian Stannard, Luke Rowe, Vasil Kiryienka, Mikel Landa, Mikel Nieve, Wout Poels and Sergio Henao.

>>> Tour de France 2016: Latest news, reports and info3

@TeamSky4 I think this is the strongest squad Sky have ever sent to a grand tour

Gary Preston (@Gaz_Preston) June 22, 20165

@TeamSky probably the best cycling lineup ever for a Grand Tour, 5 starts Awesome support for our leader @chrisfroome67

Ricardo Valente (@RichieValente) June 22, 20168

Some were surprised at the absence of Irishman Nicolas Roche and former world champion Michal Kwiatkowski.

@TeamSky9 no @nicholasroche10 very disappointed !!!! He is a super team player

Cronan O Shaughnessy (@TheCroMan) June 22, 201611

@TeamSky12 @Hems175913 Over the moon to see Kiry and Poels in there. Shame no room for Kwiatkowski and Konig. Pity that Kennaugh is injured.

Mark (@MWWithycombe) June 22, 201614


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And, of course there are these this is social media after all.

@TeamSky15 Can you get them on the road to me to sort out my digibox & dish please? Not fussed which one comes. There’s a cup of tea waiting.

Rob Whittle (@HaleFishLtd) June 22, 201616

@TeamSky17 Why no Brad Wiggins ?

Dave Witts (@DaveWitts) June 22, 201618

@TeamSky19 No blondes!

Uit_Duimpje (@Uit_Duimpje) June 22, 201620

@TeamSky21 cycling need a salary cap to prevent this kind of horrible things to happen

(@Cyro64) June 22, 201622

@TeamSky23 @chrisfroome24 Glad to see you made the team, Chris. Was worried about you for a bit then.

Paul Farr (@PaulGFarr) June 22, 201625

The 2016 Tour de France starts on Saturday July 2 in Mont-Saint-Michel and concludes in Paris on Sunday, July 24.

References

  1. ^ Team Sky announced their nine-man roster for the 2016 Tour de France (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  2. ^ Chris Froome (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  3. ^ >>> Tour de France 2016: Latest news, reports and info (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  4. ^ @TeamSky (twitter.com)
  5. ^ June 22, 2016 (twitter.com)
  6. ^ @TeamSky (twitter.com)
  7. ^ @chrisfroome (twitter.com)
  8. ^ June 22, 2016 (twitter.com)
  9. ^ @TeamSky (twitter.com)
  10. ^ @nicholasroche (twitter.com)
  11. ^ June 22, 2016 (twitter.com)
  12. ^ @TeamSky (twitter.com)
  13. ^ @Hems1759 (twitter.com)
  14. ^ June 22, 2016 (twitter.com)
  15. ^ @TeamSky (twitter.com)
  16. ^ June 22, 2016 (twitter.com)
  17. ^ @TeamSky (twitter.com)
  18. ^ June 22, 2016 (twitter.com)
  19. ^ @TeamSky (twitter.com)
  20. ^ June 22, 2016 (twitter.com)
  21. ^ @TeamSky (twitter.com)
  22. ^ June 22, 2016 (twitter.com)
  23. ^ @TeamSky (twitter.com)
  24. ^ @chrisfroome (twitter.com)
  25. ^ June 22, 2016 (twitter.com)

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