Team Sky – Staffed by Adults

I’ve [written][rsnt1] more than [once][rsnt2] about the troubles of RadioShack – Nissan Trek and how it seems few adults work there. I mean, airing your displeasure to the media before your talked to the other person…sounds like high school to me.

Let’s take a look at another team, Sky. They’ve been hugely successful this year, Bradley Wiggins is the Tour de France champion and Chris Froome has shown he is strong enough to be a Grande Tour champion one day.

There is one rider that was not able to enjoy the success they’ve enjoyed in years past. Mark Cavendish is used to winning 5+ races in the Tour de France. This year while his team earned the Yellow Jersey for Bradley Wiggins he had to put his races goals on hold. While he’s understandably disappointed, he’s not pleading his case to the media like a child (looking your way Chris Horner) he’s being an adult.

> “Winning the yellow jersey is the biggest thing in cycling, for me not to want a team and a company I love not to go and do the biggest thing would be wrong,” said the 27-year-old Manxman.


> “Rather than kicking and screaming I hope we can come to an amicable solution and we can have the best for both parties.”

Sounds to me like Cavendish just sees its not quite working and wants to talk about how to leave with everyone happy. You know, talking like an adult.

But how is the management handling it?

> “They are amicable discussions, we don’t have any axe to grind with Cav and never will,” Brailsford said, according to The Telegraph. “We are grown up enough now to take a common-sense approach. We have known each other for a long time. We know each other well.”

RSNT, time to learn a bit about acting like adults. Team Sky is giving you a serious lesson in class and adulthood. I certainly hope you can take it to heart and get off the playground.

Quotes from [EuroSport][eur] and [Cycling Tips][cyc]


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