JRanton wrote:Of course it's massive challenge to Froome or anyone else hoping to beat Condator but he'll be beaten at some point. It very nearly happened in last year's Vuelta so why not this year's Tour?
Recent history of impressive early season performances has led to grand tour success too. Evans 2011, Wiggins 2012, Nibali 2013. Froome 2013 also?
If you are behind your main competition in March then it's very difficult to catch up, even as far away as July. That's what recent history tells us.
It completely depends on what your goals are, and my take is since Alberto´s points doesn´t count the team have been handling his season quite conservatively, it´s obvious to anyone he´s not been in his usual shape and form in the early season, some people here take it as a sign of weakness and a sign of ageing, but they seems to forget as a cyclist he just reached the best years as a GC contender which is between 28 - 32, some even older.
Of course he can lose, he´s just a man and anything can happen, but his class and commitment and his ambitions to win is beyond comparison.