Originally Posted by Contadoraus Schlecks
Utter nonsense. No evidence of previous form that this will be the case. Froome is a pure engine, even on hills. He cannot jump on the pedals and accelerate away. Surely he would have shown this in at least one stage in the Vuelta if it was the case? All he could do was follow like a sheep.
I'm curious. Do you now rate Froomes chances greater than Andys?
What evidence do you want? The Vuelta where everything Froome did was fight against spasm-like post Tour and Olympics fatigue? Pure engine is Ivan Bassо or Levi Leipheimer. Froome is a very explosive climber based on the Tour and the 2011 Vuelta. He could drop Valverde and Contador on one of the hilly finishes. At the expense of a 'pure engine', ah?
I'd rate it like that: Froome 45%, Contador, 35%, Andy & others 20%