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Big reward for froome

Postby gorilla monsoon » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:10 am

Christopher Froome's Sky team is sponsored by Jaguar Cars, which also supplies the team cars (Jaguar Sportbrake station wagons) for TdF. To celebrate his win Jaguar presented him with a new F-Type sports car decorated in "celebratory livery composed of images taken by Team Sky fans".
The car is dark green (or maybe black) with a broad yellow stripe over the nose and bonnet.
I'd like to say "lucky bugger" but he worked hard for it.
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Re: Big reward for froome

Postby Dimis » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:28 am

I hope he packs his bike in the back...
Those Jags are almost guaranteed to break down sooner or later. :wink:
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Re: Big reward for froome

Postby sogood » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:38 am

The Brits are learning that LA Style...
Bianchi, Ridley, Montague, GT, Garmin and All things Apple :)
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Re: Big reward for froome

Postby Purt » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:00 pm

gorilla monsoon wrote:Christopher Froome's Sky team is sponsored by Jaguar Cars, which also supplies the team cars (Jaguar Sportbrake station wagons) for TdF. To celebrate his win Jaguar presented him with a new F-Type sports car decorated in "celebratory livery composed of images taken by Team Sky fans".
The car is dark green (or maybe black) with a broad yellow stripe over the nose and bonnet.
I'd like to say "lucky bugger" but he worked hard for it.


With the pay he's on he would be able to buy something much nicer than that.

Kinda feel sorry for him.
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Re: Big reward for froome

Postby DavidI » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:51 pm

Dimis wrote:I hope he packs his bike in the back...
Those Jags are almost guaranteed to break down sooner or later. :wink:

It's not the 80's any more, Jaguar have fewer warranty claims than Volkswagon....
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Re: Big reward for froome

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:57 pm

gorilla monsoon wrote:The car is dark green (or maybe black) with a broad yellow stripe over the nose and bonnet.
I'd like to say "lucky bugger" but he worked hard for it.


Most likely British Racing Green, a thousand different shades depending on the way the light hits it. It's lovely.
+1 on earning it.
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Re: Big reward for froome

Postby gorilla monsoon » Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:02 pm

Confirmed as black. Team Sky colour. It has red upholstery, too. Noice!
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Re: Big reward for froome

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:08 pm

Thanks, logical choice.
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Re: Big reward for froome

Postby gretaboy » Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:10 pm

Car is nice...wish my job had perks like that

This Daily Mail article

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/others ... ds-newsxml

has a pic of Froome, their words "striking image". I simply looked at it and thought, so thats where kids get the idea for stick people.

It just amazes me how people with basically skin around their skeletal structure can produce so much power and speed for such a long time. And please dont get me wrong, I am not trying to say anything about PED's or such...not even trying to go there. He looks as if he would be hard pressed to lift a wet paper bag.

And will he get a knight hood???
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Re: Big reward for froome

Postby roller » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:01 pm

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Asked for comment Bradley Wiggins was reported to have said "I didn't get a %&*&*%^ car when I won the Tour de #%^$ France"
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Re: Big reward for froome

Postby gorilla monsoon » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:04 pm

Actually, I think Sir Bradley did get a Jag. Can't remember what type though.
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Re: Big reward for froome

Postby Dimis » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:29 pm

DavidI wrote:
Dimis wrote:I hope he packs his bike in the back...
Those Jags are almost guaranteed to break down sooner or later. :wink:

It's not the 80's any more, Jaguar have fewer warranty claims than Volkswagon....


That's because no-one buys them. Haha
Easy to have ZERO warranty claims when no ones buying or driving the product.

I wonder what the ratio of ownership is 100 Volkswagen sales to 1?

Did you by chance fork out for a jag and are now regretting your purchase and trying to defend it?
Don't worry, at least you'll look cool broken down on the side of the road. Haha

Just taking the piss. :p
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Re: Big reward for froome

Postby Undertow » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:01 am

gorilla monsoon wrote:Christopher Froome's Sky team is sponsored by Jaguar Cars, which also supplies the team cars (Jaguar Sportbrake station wagons) for TdF. To celebrate his win Jaguar presented him with a new F-Type sports car decorated in "celebratory livery composed of images taken by Team Sky fans".
The car is dark green (or maybe black) with a broad yellow stripe over the nose and bonnet.
I'd like to say "lucky bugger" but he worked hard for it.


But the advertising on SBS made me believe skoda supplies all the cars for the TDF, have they been lying to me?
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Re: Big reward for froome

Postby DavidI » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:19 am

Undertow wrote:
gorilla monsoon wrote:Christopher Froome's Sky team is sponsored by Jaguar Cars, which also supplies the team cars (Jaguar Sportbrake station wagons) for TdF. To celebrate his win Jaguar presented him with a new F-Type sports car decorated in "celebratory livery composed of images taken by Team Sky fans".
The car is dark green (or maybe black) with a broad yellow stripe over the nose and bonnet.
I'd like to say "lucky bugger" but he worked hard for it.


But the advertising on SBS made me believe skoda supplies all the cars for the TDF, have they been lying to me?

Skoda supplies all the Official cars (commissaires, neutral support, race doctor etc), teams usually have their own supplier, Citroens, Peugeots and Mercedes have traditionally been favoured due to their having a large (by euro standards) station wagon in their range.
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Re: Big reward for froome

Postby DavidI » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:23 am

Dimis wrote:
DavidI wrote:
Dimis wrote:I hope he packs his bike in the back...
Those Jags are almost guaranteed to break down sooner or later. :wink:

It's not the 80's any more, Jaguar have fewer warranty claims than Volkswagon....


That's because no-one buys them. Haha
Easy to have ZERO warranty claims when no ones buying or driving the product.

I wonder what the ratio of ownership is 100 Volkswagen sales to 1?

Did you by chance fork out for a jag and are now regretting your purchase and trying to defend it?
Don't worry, at least you'll look cool broken down on the side of the road. Haha

Just taking the piss. :p

Actually they've been on the up (sales and quality wise) ever since Ford bought them years ago.....to add to your conpiracy theory, my daily driver is a Focus..... :twisted:
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Re: Big reward for froome

Postby barefoot » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:43 am

DavidI wrote:Actually they've been on the up (sales and quality wise) ever since Ford bought them years ago.....

...then sold them on not, not quite so many years ago...

... to Tata Motors, of India.

What could possibly go wrong with a car built in England, to Indian corporate standards? :lol: :lol: :lol:

I'd be insulted if I was Froome, to be given the V6 model instead of the V8. Sure, there's not much of him to move around, but if you're going to give somebody a luxury sports car, then at least you can give them the sporting model...

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Re: Big reward for froome

Postby Laidlaym » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:31 pm

Dimis wrote:I hope he packs his bike in the back...
Those Jags are almost guaranteed to break down sooner or later. :wink:


Just when they should be handing out food apparently.
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Re: Big reward for froome

Postby gorilla monsoon » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:42 pm

barefoot wrote:I'd be insulted if I was Froome, to be given the V6 model instead of the V8. Sure, there's not much of him to move around, but if you're going to give somebody a luxury sports car, then at least you can give them the sporting model...

tim


Yes, I agree. 250 kilowatts is not nearly enough.

So, will Froome get a knighthood this year like Wiggo did last year?
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Re: Big reward for froome

Postby clackers » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:40 pm

DavidI wrote:
But the advertising on SBS made me believe skoda supplies all the cars for the TDF, have they been lying to me?

Skoda supplies all the Official cars (commissaires, neutral support, race doctor etc), teams usually have their own supplier, Citroens, Peugeots and Mercedes have traditionally been favoured due to their having a large (by euro standards) station wagon in their range.[/quote]

So Johnny Hoogerland could have a scar in the shape of a Skoda logo?
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Re: Big reward for froome

Postby gorilla monsoon » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:44 pm

Johnny with a scar in the shape of an aerodynamic chicken? :shock: I'd like to see that!
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Re: Big reward for froome

Postby djw47 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:08 pm

gorilla monsoon wrote:
barefoot wrote:I'd be insulted if I was Froome, to be given the V6 model instead of the V8. Sure, there's not much of him to move around, but if you're going to give somebody a luxury sports car, then at least you can give them the sporting model...

tim


Yes, I agree. 250 kilowatts is not nearly enough.

So, will Froome get a knighthood this year like Wiggo did last year?


Wiggo won the olympics too and became the UK's most successful Olympian last year so I wouldn't automatically assume Froomedog will become a Sir this year.
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Re: Big reward for froome

Postby gretaboy » Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:10 pm

djw47 wrote:
gorilla monsoon wrote:
Yes, I agree. 250 kilowatts is not nearly enough.

So, will Froome get a knighthood this year like Wiggo did last year?


Wiggo won the olympics too and became the UK's most successful Olympian last year so I wouldn't automatically assume Froomedog will become a Sir this year.


If I was Froome I would be demanding that an Olympics be held again this year then to ensure the knighthood hahaha...how ripped off would you feel, just because an Olympics was held and that the same year you didnt win the Tour simply because of team orders despite being able too
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Re: Big reward for froome

Postby toolonglegs » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:54 pm

New book by Walsh out soon... will fuel the fire between Froomedog and WIggo
:lol: http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/bla ... 35923.html
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Re: Big reward for froome

Postby biker jk » Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:26 pm

'Having had a pop at Walsh's skills of research, Digger continues: "What part of Froome going up mountains faster than known dopers do you find so believable David? Froome would need to wheelie up the Alpe, signing b-----s, talking on his mobile, before Walsh would have doubts."' :lol:
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Re: Big reward for froome

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:33 pm

Only just OT but, I think knighthoods are perhaps given just a bit too freely these days, it's diluting the importance of it a bit. Sure Wiggo has achieved a lot and not to take anything away from that but should that be enough to be called a Sir? Surely an OBE or MBE is sufficient, and the knighthoods can be reserved for those who have made a truly exceptional contribution to society.
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