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14 Sep 2018 16:28

rick james wrote:
Red Rick wrote:The more interesting question for me is if Froome plans to ride the Vuelta again in 2019

Hope not, all baws in for the tour then the following year look at maybe a Giro- Vuelta attempt

Agreed. No coming to the Tour under-cooked with any thoughts of a Tour-Vuelta double in
2019, and most definitely the Giro-Vuelta double should be the Dawg's long range plan for
2020, especially with the Tokyo Olympic road cycling dates 25-29 July .... but who knows?
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Re: Chris Froome Discussion Thread.

14 Sep 2018 16:52

Why does everyone seem to assume that after tying the record for Tour wins, Froome won’t want to break it? Seems more likely to me that if he gets a fifth tour in 2019, then 2020 would at least go for the tour again, maybe even a Tour-Vuelta combo. He wants the Tour prestige, the Vuelta is his favorite race(?). And he’s won the Giro already.
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14 Sep 2018 16:58

Unwritten rule, you don’t win more than 5
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14 Sep 2018 17:36

rick james wrote:Unwritten rule, you don’t win more than 5

It's like nine symphonies; bad things happen to you if you try for more.
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27 Sep 2018 21:30

So Fran Miller's bro stalks the CPA, then Michelle's other-half has his 2 cents worth. Something in the works maybe?
https://www.velonews.com/2018/09/road/froome-steps-to-center-stage-as-riders-press-for-a-larger-voice-in-cpa_479463
Tour de France star Chris Froome has emerged as a leading voice for change among disgruntled pro riders who are demanding more from their riders’ association.

The usually discreet Froome has lent his star power and voice to a budding movement among discontented factions of the peloton that are calling for better representation at the CPA (Cyclistes Professionales Associés) as well as more input at the highest levels of the sport.

“It’s time for a change,” Froome told VeloNews. “It’s been a long time coming.”

Speaking to VeloNews via telephone Thursday, Froome said riders are insisting that the CPA creates a more open and representative system. And there is even the threat of a splinter group separate and independent from the CPA if the riders are not satisfied.

“There is a lot of talking going on behind the scenes,” Froome said. “There is talk of potential of a new union or trying to work with the CPA. The ball is in their court.”
"Are you going to believe me or what you see with your own eyes?"

“It doesn’t matter what I do. People need to hear what I have to say. There’s no one else who can say what I can say. It doesn’t matter what I live.”
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27 Sep 2018 23:36

I may not like Froome, but in this case he's not wrong. I'll support him if he can get some changes that actually help the riders.
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08 Nov 2018 09:41

Froome to start his 2019 season at the Tour de Colombia in february ...
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08 Nov 2018 12:23

In a interview with the Gazzetta dello Sport he said that his plan is to be in top shape for another 5 years.
Riposa in pace, Michele!
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08 Nov 2018 13:14

Laplaz wrote:In a interview with the Gazzetta dello Sport he said that his plan is to be in top shape for another 5 years.




being in top shape can mean a lot of things, not necessarily that he still wants to be a GT leader in 3,4 or 5 years,
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08 Nov 2018 13:34

Very hard to see him competitive in GCs after 2020 honestly.
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08 Nov 2018 14:23

Red Rick wrote:Very hard to see him competitive in GCs after 2020 honestly.

He's 5 years younger than Valverde, and Valverde was somewhat competitive in last Vuelta :p
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08 Nov 2018 14:49

CTQ wrote:
Laplaz wrote:In a interview with the Gazzetta dello Sport he said that his plan is to be in top shape for another 5 years.




being in top shape can mean a lot of things, not necessarily that he still wants to be a GT leader in 3,4 or 5 years,


And what else could he be? Grupetto beast, like in the old days :D
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08 Nov 2018 17:58

Blanco wrote:
CTQ wrote:
Laplaz wrote:In a interview with the Gazzetta dello Sport he said that his plan is to be in top shape for another 5 years.




being in top shape can mean a lot of things, not necessarily that he still wants to be a GT leader in 3,4 or 5 years,


And what else could he be? Grupetto beast, like in the old days :D


In a few years, no shame for him to be the last man for Bernal , helping him to win GTs
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08 Nov 2018 18:44

It's totally up to Froome to decide what he wants to do if he can no longer win GTs.

I don't think Sky will force him into a domestique role or ditch him too quickly, but I do think they would do it if it were clear he was past it.

I don't know when his current contract runs out.
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08 Nov 2018 19:01

Red Rick wrote:It's totally up to Froome to decide what he wants to do if he can no longer win GTs.

I don't think Sky will force him into a domestique role or ditch him too quickly, but I do think they would do it if it were clear he was past it.

I don't know when his current contract runs out.




current contract for the next 2 years: 2019-2020.
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