nick101 wrote:I find it really hard to believe that froome will hold his form through the whole tour ie, peaking for four months (march to the end of july). that just humanly isn't possible even for professional cyclists, by the end of the 2012 tour wiggo was beginning to lose form. given that he should come into ax3 peaking, by ventoux he should have lost form. Contador has proven that when he is peaking he could beat froome, but whenever contador has raced frooome he's been well below that historical best. whether contador can actually reach that maximum is uncertain, but if he does, then froome won't be able to match him on the climbs (same thing with schleck vs froome)
The same for Evans, Purito and Valverde a lot of years, even riding two big Tours...if you are really good, you are allways up in the races... For Nibali is similar.
And the same for Contador, he even started before... or, what I have to think Contador now is in a worse shape than Froome?
Froome didnt get 100 % shape yet, he is doing small peaks at 80-90 %, small rest-small peak.. like that.
Evans won Tirreno, 7 in Cataluña, won Romandía, second in Dauphiné and won the Tour...
it is not so different, and he said: I ll take it easy before the Tour...
And after that he did 7 in Colorado
Why not Froome, Froome is as good as Evans but younger, so now is better.