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08 Nov 2016 08:26

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/froome-our-style-doesnt-make-for-great-tv-viewing/
Seriously creepy photo ... :eek:
""I don't feel at a disadvantage. That's going to be an important part of next year's Tour, being completely ready for those mountain stages."" mmm ...
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08 Nov 2016 10:35

what does froome atm? chillin? nice braah sup girl ? suh dude
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08 Nov 2016 13:04

@Robert5091 it's the costume for the TDF winner. each guy at the Criterium of Saitama had one too. Always of lot of activities for the guys who are going to Japan.

@robin440 after Japan, he was at Seoul this week-end for L'Etape Korea by Le Tour.
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08 Nov 2016 14:52

And will be at the L'Etape Australia on December 3. It's a busy life being a TDF winner.
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08 Nov 2016 19:33

hazaran wrote:Nibali was outright greedy in that tour, winning what, 4 stages? It made for an unbelievably boring Armstrong-style tour, although the latter had the tact to let some token competition win sometimes. I think at one time Liggett called it "another day in the office for Astana".

Even Sky nowadays don't usually bother to chase breakaways when they have Froome in yellow, just tapping out a tempo. They learned that from the "day after tomorrow" in 2013 where they chased everything and ended up with Froome totally isolated and 100k to go.

I don't think the 2013 is a good example. They truly believed that Quintana could be a threat. Even the day after Froome won he chased down Quintana when he tried to attack.
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24 Nov 2016 11:20

Bit early for the dawg to be in Australia is it not?
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24 Nov 2016 13:26

rick james wrote:Bit early for the dawg to be in Australia is it not?


he´s there to ride the Etape Australia event on Dec 3rd.
then he´ll fly to Mallorca with his team for the December Sky camp
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24 Nov 2016 15:57

rick james wrote:Bit early for the dawg to be in Australia is it not?


Two posts above yours, I posted Froome was riding L'Etape in OZ on December 3 - Makes perfect sense for him to do some training in OZ.
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21 Dec 2016 19:59

I'm not a Froome fan, but I really appreciate his sense of humor:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNIhM0blkVE

:D
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21 Dec 2016 20:13

@carolina
He is not the most exciting person to listen to in an interview, but he has a great sense of humor, capable of laughing at himself. His tweet on the PokemonGo after Mont Ventoux was very funny.
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05 Jan 2017 16:46

Evans on Froome in the 08 Tour:

I remember well. This is funny. There was a stage which ended on a descent. It was the highest road in Europe – they made a little extra road to make it higher [Col de la Bonnette]. I was watching you and your positioning before the climb, then looked through the results at the finish to see where you were. That evening I told the Lotto team manager, Marc Sergeant, that you were a rider we should sign.
With your experience and what you had physically, and you being from Africa, it gave me faith in you as a rider for the future. I said that you were a rider to watch, that we should get you on the team, and that you were going to go somewhere. It’s easy to say that now but at the time I saw with you being new to the peloton… What people don’t realise is that without experience, the positioning before the climbs when you first go to race in Europe as a pro is far more difficult than they think. I thought you were pretty good!


http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/chris-froome-and-cadel-evans-interview-each-other-about-races-retirement-and-the-2008-tour/
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05 Jan 2017 17:33

I see he has been calling people "little" again, this time it was 5ft 6 tall Kenny Elissonde...shame on the Dawg
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05 Jan 2017 21:29

TMP402 wrote:Evans on Froome in the 08 Tour:

I remember well. This is funny. There was a stage which ended on a descent. It was the highest road in Europe – they made a little extra road to make it higher [Col de la Bonnette]. I was watching you and your positioning before the climb, then looked through the results at the finish to see where you were. That evening I told the Lotto team manager, Marc Sergeant, that you were a rider we should sign.
With your experience and what you had physically, and you being from Africa, it gave me faith in you as a rider for the future. I said that you were a rider to watch, that we should get you on the team, and that you were going to go somewhere. It’s easy to say that now but at the time I saw with you being new to the peloton… What people don’t realise is that without experience, the positioning before the climbs when you first go to race in Europe as a pro is far more difficult than they think. I thought you were pretty good!


http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/chris-froome-and-cadel-evans-interview-each-other-about-races-retirement-and-the-2008-tour/

Evans is almost as clever as Taxus, who already expected that Froome will become a multiple tdf winner after the Aspin stage in the tdf 2008. The only thing I don't understand is why these people didn't tell us that they expect Froome to become succesfull before his breakthrough. :rolleyes:
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06 Jan 2017 19:20

http://www.bbc.com/sport/cycling/38534318
Chris Froome rejected TUE on 'moral grounds'
Really?!
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06 Jan 2017 19:35

Gigs_98 wrote:
TMP402 wrote:Evans on Froome in the 08 Tour:

I remember well. This is funny. There was a stage which ended on a descent. It was the highest road in Europe – they made a little extra road to make it higher [Col de la Bonnette]. I was watching you and your positioning before the climb, then looked through the results at the finish to see where you were. That evening I told the Lotto team manager, Marc Sergeant, that you were a rider we should sign.
With your experience and what you had physically, and you being from Africa, it gave me faith in you as a rider for the future. I said that you were a rider to watch, that we should get you on the team, and that you were going to go somewhere. It’s easy to say that now but at the time I saw with you being new to the peloton… What people don’t realise is that without experience, the positioning before the climbs when you first go to race in Europe as a pro is far more difficult than they think. I thought you were pretty good!


http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/chris-froome-and-cadel-evans-interview-each-other-about-races-retirement-and-the-2008-tour/

Evans is almost as clever as Taxus, who already expected that Froome will become a multiple tdf winner after the Aspin stage in the tdf 2008. The only thing I don't understand is why these people didn't tell us that they expect Froome to become succesfull before his breakthrough. :rolleyes:


Regardless if the story is true or not, why Would they tell us? Anybody asked?
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06 Jan 2017 19:39

Gigs_98 wrote:
TMP402 wrote:Evans on Froome in the 08 Tour:

I remember well. This is funny. There was a stage which ended on a descent. It was the highest road in Europe – they made a little extra road to make it higher [Col de la Bonnette]. I was watching you and your positioning before the climb, then looked through the results at the finish to see where you were. That evening I told the Lotto team manager, Marc Sergeant, that you were a rider we should sign.
With your experience and what you had physically, and you being from Africa, it gave me faith in you as a rider for the future. I said that you were a rider to watch, that we should get you on the team, and that you were going to go somewhere. It’s easy to say that now but at the time I saw with you being new to the peloton… What people don’t realise is that without experience, the positioning before the climbs when you first go to race in Europe as a pro is far more difficult than they think. I thought you were pretty good!


http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/chris-froome-and-cadel-evans-interview-each-other-about-races-retirement-and-the-2008-tour/

Evans is almost as clever as Taxus, who already expected that Froome will become a multiple tdf winner after the Aspin stage in the tdf 2008. The only thing I don't understand is why these people didn't tell us that they expect Froome to become succesfull before his breakthrough. :rolleyes:


Of course they don't tell you! They're now basking in the millions they made from the bookies ;)

Edit: Oh, and by the way, Evans is just making up things. In the Bonnette stage Froome finished in the gruppetto at 32 minutes behind the winner, s.t. with other "pretty good" climbers such as two-time lanterne rouge Jimmy Casper and three-time lanterne rouge Wim Vansevenant.
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06 Jan 2017 20:41

Gigs_98 wrote:
TMP402 wrote:Evans on Froome in the 08 Tour:

I remember well. This is funny. There was a stage which ended on a descent. It was the highest road in Europe – they made a little extra road to make it higher [Col de la Bonnette]. I was watching you and your positioning before the climb, then looked through the results at the finish to see where you were. That evening I told the Lotto team manager, Marc Sergeant, that you were a rider we should sign.
With your experience and what you had physically, and you being from Africa, it gave me faith in you as a rider for the future. I said that you were a rider to watch, that we should get you on the team, and that you were going to go somewhere. It’s easy to say that now but at the time I saw with you being new to the peloton… What people don’t realise is that without experience, the positioning before the climbs when you first go to race in Europe as a pro is far more difficult than they think. I thought you were pretty good!


http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/chris-froome-and-cadel-evans-interview-each-other-about-races-retirement-and-the-2008-tour/

Evans is almost as clever as Taxus, who already expected that Froome will become a multiple tdf winner after the Aspin stage in the tdf 2008. The only thing I don't understand is why these people didn't tell us that they expect Froome to become succesfull before his breakthrough. :rolleyes:


How many pro riders have you heard talk about young talent that is catching their eye?
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06 Jan 2017 20:42

Robert5091 wrote:http://www.bbc.com/sport/cycling/38534318
Chris Froome rejected TUE on 'moral grounds'
Really?!

well yes, he was ill in the 3rd week and was struggling, you could tell with his interviews that he was struggling, its been known before that he knocked back a TUE
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06 Jan 2017 21:22

rick james wrote:
Gigs_98 wrote:
TMP402 wrote:Evans on Froome in the 08 Tour:

I remember well. This is funny. There was a stage which ended on a descent. It was the highest road in Europe – they made a little extra road to make it higher [Col de la Bonnette]. I was watching you and your positioning before the climb, then looked through the results at the finish to see where you were. That evening I told the Lotto team manager, Marc Sergeant, that you were a rider we should sign.
With your experience and what you had physically, and you being from Africa, it gave me faith in you as a rider for the future. I said that you were a rider to watch, that we should get you on the team, and that you were going to go somewhere. It’s easy to say that now but at the time I saw with you being new to the peloton… What people don’t realise is that without experience, the positioning before the climbs when you first go to race in Europe as a pro is far more difficult than they think. I thought you were pretty good!


http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/chris-froome-and-cadel-evans-interview-each-other-about-races-retirement-and-the-2008-tour/

Evans is almost as clever as Taxus, who already expected that Froome will become a multiple tdf winner after the Aspin stage in the tdf 2008. The only thing I don't understand is why these people didn't tell us that they expect Froome to become succesfull before his breakthrough. :rolleyes:


How many pro riders have you heard talk about young talent that is catching their eye?

Why is that important?
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06 Jan 2017 21:37

It isn't.
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