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Chris Froome Discussion Thread.

25 Aug 2012 17:53

I don't think he has a thread yet. He deserves one, I like how he rides.

And he made fun of Wiggins in the tour, how can you not like him for that? lol

He attacks when he can. And not an ***.

Anyway great rider and IMO the guy who is going to be the biggest challenge for Contador in the future GT's.

And he has a cute girlfriend, she doesn't know when to be quiet, still very nice :D
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25 Aug 2012 17:53

You like him looking down every 2 seconds?
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25 Aug 2012 17:56

Panda Claws wrote:You like him looking down every 2 seconds?


Oh yeah that's retarded, but i'm going to blame that on sky. And like I said he made fun of Wiggins, pretty cool :p
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25 Aug 2012 18:04

I like the guy:) but not the team:(

Hopefully he can ride as a sole leader from now on
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25 Aug 2012 18:06

Get him to Astana
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25 Aug 2012 18:10

Rethinking about today and yesterday, he pulled yesterday to gap Uran (avoiding any doubt about his leadership) and Uran repay him today dropping early.
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25 Aug 2012 18:18

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25 Aug 2012 18:24



Not real froome general discussion thread.

Good try though lol
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25 Aug 2012 18:50

Miburo wrote:Not real froome general discussion thread.

Good try though lol


The second one is, since all the "discussion threads" you see now, started off as appreciation threads until 1 mod changed them for some reason. But plenty like the froome thread escaped his view.
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The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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25 Aug 2012 18:59

He clearly held back uphill in the Tour.
Now he is unshackled. Great to see. Yet seems Contador is just a shade better and Contador is not peaking yet.

Will be interesting in the Tour next year. I think Froome can actually challenge now. I'm pretty sure Wiggo won't handle the comeback of Contadors tempo changes well...
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25 Aug 2012 19:13

How can one watch Froome ride a bike without getting physically ill? Need advice.
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25 Aug 2012 19:19

He'll wait for the TT to set the bar, he's just playing it safe for now. He's not the explosive climber he tried last year and still lost to Cobo so its still happening this year, at least he's consistent. He's still a safe distance time wise from the leaders especially considering the TT gaps he can set.
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25 Aug 2012 19:29

I love how Froome seem so be a little tired from a long season, and Contador seems to be a little under "race-trained" I expect massive battles next year!

He does somehow remind me a little of Ulrich... i know its not the same style or anything, but im kinda expecting Froome to be the new 2nd place rider, the one that would have won everything if it wasent for that one other rider..
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25 Aug 2012 19:40

Alpehue wrote:I love how Froome seem so be a little tired from a long season, and Contador seems to be a little under "race-trained" I expect massive battles next year!

Actually Froome raced a week in the spring, Dauphine, Tour and Olympics ~35 race days, so shouldn't be that tired as everyone is saying but isn't at 100% imo as the gap between the Tour/Olympics and the Vuelta is small.
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25 Aug 2012 19:48

I like Froome because he doesn't follow the Sky/Wiggins way of winning races, he will let his team ride a hard pace up the climb but will also actually attack his GC rivals. Hope Sky doesn't make him play domestique to Wiggo next year.

Miburo wrote:And he made fun of Wiggins in the tour, how can you not like him for that? lol


:D That's reason enough for me to like him.
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25 Aug 2012 20:07

Arnout wrote:How can one watch Froome ride a bike without getting physically ill? Need advice.


Watch CAS for a few hours and Froome will seem like a ballet dancer ;)
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25 Aug 2012 20:07

I like Froome as a guy who alongside with Andy possibly one day will be able to personify an outstanding climbing content of this beautiful sport!
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25 Aug 2012 20:07

The Hitch wrote:The second one is, since all the "discussion threads" you see now, started off as appreciation threads until 1 mod changed them for some reason. But plenty like the froome thread escaped his view.


is that what our relationship has come too? i don't even have a name anymore. . . . just a nameless mod :( :p

as for froome. . . . i am not a fan but i still would take him any day over wiggins as at least he attacks
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25 Aug 2012 20:15

Cimber wrote:Watch CAS for a few hours and Froome will seem like a ballet dancer ;)

and Voeckler :D
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25 Aug 2012 20:17

I like Froome; well spoken, seems humble, very good rider, attacks. If he moves from Sky he could make my top 5 fav list! But I just can't root for Sky....
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