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19 May 2018 15:55

Good comeback by Froome, Interesting final week ahead.
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19 May 2018 15:58

Eclipse wrote:However you feel about him I think you have to take your hat off to him today. That was a big gutsy effort and even if the time differences are negligible for the overall that's a big stage to add to the palmares. Who knows, a strong time trial and a gamble that pays off elsewhere or other riders having a bad day and its not completely out of the question.


+1!

I was pretty sure he was going to wheelsuck to the top, at best, but when I saw him and Poels go to the front I figured he was on a good day. That's experience right there. And, made the race much more interesting.
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19 May 2018 16:15

Gutsy as ever, great ride.
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19 May 2018 16:17

All the comments that his opponents were stupid not to eliminate him when he was weak all of a sudden look relevant again. Will there really be two big comebacks in a giro within three years?
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19 May 2018 16:26

Still I wonder how Froome will look at this in future perspective. He took 37 seconds on Dumoulin on the toughest climb of Europe. How well does that bode for a future TDF? There is no zonc there.
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19 May 2018 16:31

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Still I wonder how Froome will look at this in future perspective. He took 37 seconds on Dumoulin on the toughest climb of Europe. How well does that bode for a future TDF? There is no zonc there.

I think Dumoulin will struggle with his recovery more. Already during the final stages of last year’s Giro, he was struggling, while Froome managed to maintain his form through two GT’s. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves though.
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19 May 2018 16:31

Chapeau! With both him and Poels in great shape, I expect a furious pace on the climbs to come. Tomorrow, Froome will attack again, I'm sure.
Goodbye, Tommeke; thank you for all you have given us!
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19 May 2018 16:39

Tomorrow will be very interesting. I'm not sure if this is the start or the end of Froome's GC intentions at the Giro.
Have a suspicion this was always the plan, target a trophy stage, show everyone what he's capable of so his Giro can be called a success of sorts, without taking too much out of himself by going all in for GC with the Tour the primary goal?
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19 May 2018 16:41

brownbobby wrote:Tomorrow will be very interesting. I'm not sure if this is the start or the end of Froome's GC intentions at the Giro.
Have a suspicion this was always the plan, target a trophy stage, show everyone what he's capable of so his Giro can be called a success of sorts, without taking too much out of himself by going all in for GC with the Tour the primary goal?

He's here to win.
Now if he finishes 3rd, 5th, 10th....doesn't matter.
Its not a computer game.
Hugo Koblet wrote: Crazy thing is that this isn't even over for Froome yet. If Dumoulin cracks ala Vuelta '15 and Yates is indeed fading in the third week as expected, then Froome can still win this.
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19 May 2018 16:45

brownbobby wrote:Tomorrow will be very interesting. I'm not sure if this is the start or the end of Froome's GC intentions at the Giro.
Have a suspicion this was always the plan, target a trophy stage, show everyone what he's capable of so his Giro can be called a success of sorts, without taking too much out of himself by going all in for GC with the Tour the primary goal?

I think he just came in undercooked and slightly overweight, and is now reaching something like a peak. Probably the muscle soreness from the crashes didn't help either. If he was just doing it as a stage hunting/conditioning thing, then surely he would have lost more time. Then he would have just been let up the road at any point he felt like attacking today, instead of still being seen as something of a GC threat. Also, he looked to be digging pretty deep in some of those earlier stages - a bit too deep if he's just here for miles in the legs.
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19 May 2018 16:57

I think we can safely assume that Froome wouldn't have lost (much, if any) time to Dumoulin on the climbs in the first half of the race if it wasn't for his crashes. Peaking late was the plan from the start.
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19 May 2018 17:26

Hope you're all right. Going to be one hell of a final week if he is fully in for the win
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19 May 2018 17:34

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Still I wonder how Froome will look at this in future perspective. He took 37 seconds on Dumoulin on the toughest climb of Europe. How well does that bode for a future TDF? There is no zonc there.


For the toughest climb of Europe there are never really big gaps here..

If he can repeat this level tomorrow I'm going to be very interested in that third week.
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20 May 2018 06:33

Netserk wrote:I think we can safely assume that Froome wouldn't have lost (much, if any) time to Dumoulin on the climbs in the first half of the race if it wasn't for his crashes. Peaking late was the plan from the start.

Yes, people underestimate what an influence crashes can have. He had a rest day and four transitional stages to recover, so I don't see it as a huge surprise.
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20 May 2018 09:13

I think it was a huge surprise, I certainly didn't expect it. Three days earlier in Osimo, even if he was caught behind a crash 5km out, he was still dropped in the last 2km.
Goodbye, Tommeke; thank you for all you have given us!
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20 May 2018 10:38

It was a huge surprise for me also.
Now, everything depends on his legs. If his shape continues to grow to his best in the end of next week, he will win it - and it doesn't depend on others shape.
If not, and stay at yesterday's level, he may finish at podium and Yates will take overall win.
Today? - I don't expect fireworks. Hope he will not lose any seconds to Yates.

EDIT: Today we have his birthday day.. well..
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20 May 2018 11:43

https://www.twitter.com/faustocoppi60/status/998140752294285312

Gazzetta dello Sport: "The bikes of Froome, Yates, Pozzovivo, Lopez and Pinot were scanned after the finish on Zoncolan."
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20 May 2018 11:45

pastronef wrote:https://www.twitter.com/faustocoppi60/status/998140752294285312

Gazzetta dello Sport: "The bikes of Froome, Yates, Pozzovivo, Lopez and Pinot were scanned after the finish on Zoncolan."

So that's the top 6 apart from Dumoulin?
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20 May 2018 11:50

pastronef wrote:https://www.twitter.com/faustocoppi60/status/998140752294285312

Gazzetta dello Sport: "The bikes of Froome, Yates, Pozzovivo, Lopez and Pinot were scanned after the finish on Zoncolan."

Interesting, any results?
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20 May 2018 15:09

What why how, I don't get anything right now. I was sure he didn't have it but then he had it just to not have it again one day later. WTF? I have never seen anything like that
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