Contadoraus Schlecks wrote:This is true. Think Froome was only 7 seconds faster than Schleck's best effort up Ventoux. And I think Schleck was messing about with Contador as he did it.
There is hope:D:D
saneguy wrote:World of cycling has changed significantly between Andy's peak (2011) and now. Froome, Quintana, Nibali have taken climbing to another level. Andy needs stage / race wins to get the confidence to get away in the Tour.
ah andy, andy. Reminiscing about the old days.. It doesn't matter froome is faster only 7 seconds. The fact is froome is riding 'NOW'. And he was riding 3 years ago. As saneguy said world of cycling is drastically changing. He needs to step it up even higher than what he used to be. 3 years ago rides won't mean anything. Look at Contador, how many GT has he won? It means nothing either. Froome, Quintana are the top dog of the current generation. Look at around cycling now. Cavendish used to be the fastest man, now Kittel is raising as the fastest man. Contador who used to keep beating andy, now is struggling or still trying to get to his level (or maybe that's his level) and didn't share the same level of form with Froome or Quintana last year. Nibali is totally different rider that he was when Andy rode mt. ventoux 7 seconds slower than froome.
The point is he needs to look his training differently. He can't do the same typical style of preparation that he does like he used to be. He is way too behind now. Frank on the other hand, has the fire and the motivation to get up there. Andy to me, seems to fragile psychologically. Now that he is on the team that aren't solely build around him, it's probably a wake up call for him.. well, I hope.