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Re: Chris Froome Discussion Thread.

07 Jul 2018 14:46

Thomas in yellow, does Froome attack him? :cool:
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Re: Chris Froome Discussion Thread.

07 Jul 2018 14:52

thehog wrote:Thomas in yellow, does Froome attack him? :cool:

We must wait at least till Mur de Bretagne.
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Re: Chris Froome Discussion Thread.

07 Jul 2018 14:57

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thehog wrote:Thomas in yellow, does Froome attack him? :cool:

We must wait at least till Mur de Bretagne.


And who does Poels work for?
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07 Jul 2018 15:09

They will be all in for Froome and G will be expected to toe the line when required, I can't see him going rogue, his only chance of competing in the race is if Froome ships more time and time and they need him as the backup plan.
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07 Jul 2018 15:10

Inquitus wrote:They will be all in for Froome and G will be expected to toe the line when required, I can't see him going rogue, his only chance of competing in the race is if Froome ships more time and time and they need him as the backup plan.


Froome can attack him in the TTT? :cool:
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Re: Chris Froome Discussion Thread.

07 Jul 2018 15:10

thehog wrote:
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thehog wrote:Thomas in yellow, does Froome attack him? :cool:

We must wait at least till Mur de Bretagne.


And who does Poels work for?

Yes, there would be so many attacks, then it will be resolved in last 1 km, I think.
EDIT: Unless CF will lose a few minutes everybody will work for him.
EDIT #2: No, even if CF lost a few minutes, SKY will be remembered Finestre. So, to be honest, no chances for Thomas to be a leader untill CF has no chances overall.
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07 Jul 2018 15:43

Yes Froome will be leader until he out of the picture completely which may not happen at all. Probably third week at the earliest.
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07 Jul 2018 15:45

movingtarget wrote:Yes Froome will be leader until he out of the picture completely which may not happen at all. Probably third week at the earliest.

Yes
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07 Jul 2018 16:13

Damn, just watched the crash from the GoPro footage. Froome is lucky he's still in the race!
"If I had stopped for coffee, they would have done the same. They never got off my wheel." - Fabian Cancellara after Paris-Roubaix 2011.
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07 Jul 2018 16:32

Cance > TheRest wrote:Damn, just watched the crash from the GoPro footage. Froome is lucky he's still in the race!


Agreed. He was a bit stupid trying to ride into a gap that wasn’t there. He was hopelessly out of position as well and not at the front as he stated. He does tend to lie a bit.
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07 Jul 2018 16:39

thehog wrote:
Cance > TheRest wrote:Damn, just watched the crash from the GoPro footage. Froome is lucky he's still in the race!


Agreed. He was a bit stupid trying to ride into a gap that wasn’t there. He was hopelessly out of position as well and not at the front as he stated. He does tend to lie a bit.



You dont say...
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Re: Chris Froome Discussion Thread.

07 Jul 2018 17:17

No worries. With Froome, the crash just makes him stronger (as in the Giro). It will be funny to see G's reaction when Froomey blows by him on a hill later on. I mean, if the Dawg didn't want to wait for Sir Brad in the 2012 TDF, would it be realistic to think he would ride for Geraint now? We can only hope G picks up another minute or two on Froome on the cobbled stage. This will make the mountain stage reversal even funnier. Picture Froome down 3 minutes to G and pulling another solo ride from 80km out. You know it can happen. Have the popcorn ready!
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07 Jul 2018 17:32

thehog wrote:
Cance > TheRest wrote:Damn, just watched the crash from the GoPro footage. Froome is lucky he's still in the race!


Agreed. He was a bit stupid trying to ride into a gap that wasn’t there. He was hopelessly out of position as well and not at the front as he stated. He does tend to lie a bit.

stop talking crap, the gap was there, it was just unlucky, i know you'll blame froome for everything but the gap was there, it was just a racing moment

folk that want to see it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQUFU0CMoHc
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Re: Chris Froome Discussion Thread.

07 Jul 2018 18:17

Oliwright wrote:Lappartient lying out of his *** that the leak didn't come from the UCI. It's been widely reported cross-national media members that it was from the UCI.
He's such a joke and the sport deserves better than this clown.
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/lappartient-calls-on-fans-not-to-lose-faith-in-cycling-after-chris-froome-salbutamol-case/


Heard it on the Tour Previews of 'The Cycling Podcast, Cycling Tips & Cyclingnews. Also Gazetta have hinted at it several times.
And it's bloody obvious that it wasn't a Sky staff member. Only a 5-10 or so people other than UCI staff would have known. It obviously wasn't a UCI press release but it was almost undoubtedly one of their staff.
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07 Jul 2018 18:43

If the road was straight he would have made the gap but you can see right before and after the riders all turning and leaning to go left.

It is good that he wasn't hurt worse, that is never the way to go for anyone.
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Re: Chris Froome Discussion Thread.

07 Jul 2018 19:10

JosephK wrote:No worries. With Froome, the crash just makes him stronger (as in the Giro). It will be funny to see G's reaction when Froomey blows by him on a hill later on. I mean, if the Dawg didn't want to wait for Sir Brad in the 2012 TDF, would it be realistic to think he would ride for Geraint now? We can only hope G picks up another minute or two on Froome on the cobbled stage. This will make the mountain stage reversal even funnier. Picture Froome down 3 minutes to G and pulling another solo ride from 80km out. You know it can happen. Have the popcorn ready!
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07 Jul 2018 19:23

rick james wrote:
thehog wrote:
Cance > TheRest wrote:Damn, just watched the crash from the GoPro footage. Froome is lucky he's still in the race!


Agreed. He was a bit stupid trying to ride into a gap that wasn’t there. He was hopelessly out of position as well and not at the front as he stated. He does tend to lie a bit.

stop talking crap, the gap was there, it was just unlucky, i know you'll blame froome for everything but the gap was there, it was just a racing moment

folk that want to see it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQUFU0CMoHc

That was pretty obviously a rapidly closing window. He was out of position, plain and simple. You make your own back luck in that type of situation.

Glad he missed nailing the post, as that would have been a horrible exit. Other than the timeloss, the grass softened any potential road rash!
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07 Jul 2018 19:24

Ripper wrote:
rick james wrote:
thehog wrote:
Cance > TheRest wrote:Damn, just watched the crash from the GoPro footage. Froome is lucky he's still in the race!


Agreed. He was a bit stupid trying to ride into a gap that wasn’t there. He was hopelessly out of position as well and not at the front as he stated. He does tend to lie a bit.

stop talking crap, the gap was there, it was just unlucky, i know you'll blame froome for everything but the gap was there, it was just a racing moment

folk that want to see it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQUFU0CMoHc

That was pretty obviously a rapidly closing window. He was out of position, plain and simple. You make your own back luck in that type of situation.

Glad he missed nailing the post, as that would have been a horrible exit. Other than the timeloss, the grass softened any potential road rash!

but you agree the window was open :cool:
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07 Jul 2018 19:36

Yes, if the road continued to be straight there was a window but it did not.
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Re: Chris Froome Discussion Thread.

07 Jul 2018 21:18

JosephK wrote:No worries. With Froome, the crash just makes him stronger (as in the Giro). It will be funny to see G's reaction when Froomey blows by him on a hill later on. I mean, if the Dawg didn't want to wait for Sir Brad in the 2012 TDF, would it be realistic to think he would ride for Geraint now? We can only hope G picks up another minute or two on Froome on the cobbled stage. This will make the mountain stage reversal even funnier. Picture Froome down 3 minutes to G and pulling another solo ride from 80km out. You know it can happen. Have the popcorn ready!


Yep Dawg is going to turn back at G start twirling his hand and then take off on a 160km solo ride winning by 7 minutes... :eek:
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