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14 Jun 2019 15:41

rick james wrote:2012 Tour next please


Wait, you think Wiggins is clinic-worthy but not Froome?

Surely it's both or neither?
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Re: Chris Froome Discussion Thread.

14 Jun 2019 16:03

If the TopDawg returns from this horrific injury and wins another Grand Tour, he will earn a place among the greatest legends of sport. I certainly would not bet against him.
Perhaps the 2020 Tour is not realistic but it would be beautiful if he came back with a bang and won his third Vuelta in 2020.
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14 Jun 2019 16:04

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jmdirt wrote:I'm going to buck the trend here and say that CF will be flying for TdF 2020! Of course much like those who see this as the end of his career, I don't have enough info to make a true prediction. That being said, the femur will likely be fine, the question is more about the soft tissue.

I really can't see this. I am sure he will comeback, as he is not the type to let go that quickly. But as said before, both, hip and femur fracture, are obviously very bad for cyclists and there are few, if any, who reached their former level.

Agree if the injury is debilitating then its no longer about how strong the person is but what the body allows the person to do. case in point Andy Schleck
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14 Jun 2019 23:53

IndianCyclist wrote:Agree if the injury is debilitating then its no longer about how strong the person is but what the body allows the person to do. case in point Andy Schleck


I don't disagree with your first statement but perhaps you might have chosen a different example of a strong person.
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15 Jun 2019 01:55

IndianCyclist wrote:
ppanther92 wrote:
jmdirt wrote:I'm going to buck the trend here and say that CF will be flying for TdF 2020! Of course much like those who see this as the end of his career, I don't have enough info to make a true prediction. That being said, the femur will likely be fine, the question is more about the soft tissue.

I really can't see this. I am sure he will comeback, as he is not the type to let go that quickly. But as said before, both, hip and femur fracture, are obviously very bad for cyclists and there are few, if any, who reached their former level.

Agree if the injury is debilitating then its no longer about how strong the person is but what the body allows the person to do. case in point Andy Schleck


Andy had a hairline fracture of the pelvis, pretty different on the injury scale and Froome is a different species to Schleck as far as mental toughness goes. I think Schleck expected to win the 2011 Tour on the road after being give the previous Tour which he should have won on the road if he was smarter. In 2011 Evans had one of those years that he'd always promised to. Not sure if Schleck recovered mentally from losing the 2011 Tour, as I remember, before the race he was assuming it was going to be a match race between himself and Contador. Evans wasn't even on the radar after his disappointments in 2009 and 2010. But the brothers Schleck concerned themselves more with both of them making the podium than one of them winning the race. i thought Sastre's win over Evans in 2008 might have taught the Schleck's the value of having a stronger team. Alas tactics were never a strength for the Schlecks and Sastre was never supposed to win the 2008 Tour !

All in all I will be surprised if Froome wins another grand tour simply because of the time off and his age more than his recovery. I thought this year was his chance to win a fifth Tour. Plus the younger riders are improving. Nibali is basically in the same category re winning another GT. Quintana is younger but recently has shown little resemblance to the rider he was in 2013-2016, and I'm not convinced he can do it this year either.
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Re: Chris Froome Discussion Thread.

15 Jun 2019 06:44

According to the BBC this morning, scans reveal that Froome has a fracture in his neck and will be in hospital for about 6 weeks.
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15 Jun 2019 09:07

wheresmybrakes wrote:According to the BBC this morning, scans reveal that Froome has a fracture in his neck and will be in hospital for about 6 weeks.


As more information emerges, it gets pretty clear that Froome was very close to ending his life there not just his career. It's pointless now to think about him coming back next year, more important is that he recovers and get back to a normal life with his family.
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15 Jun 2019 10:55

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wheresmybrakes wrote:According to the BBC this morning, scans reveal that Froome has a fracture in his neck and will be in hospital for about 6 weeks.


As more information emerges, it gets pretty clear that Froome was very close to ending his life there not just his career. It's pointless now to think about him coming back next year, more important is that he recovers and get back to a normal life with his family.


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The reports of all the horrific fractures and Dan Martin's account of the crash, it's truly becoming more and more apparent that Froome is perhaps lucky to be alive. All wishes for a full recovery
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15 Jun 2019 10:57

They gave a number on how much blood he lost?
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15 Jun 2019 10:58

Red Rick wrote:They gave a number on how much blood he lost?


Yeah, 4 pints
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15 Jun 2019 11:02

Small chance an elite male athlete who stands at 186 or something only has a blood volume of 5 liter
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15 Jun 2019 11:05

Could be that portion of those 2l was during the surgeries which would be "compensated for" via transfusion I guess...
Shut up, Jens!
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15 Jun 2019 13:04

Chris wil return, stronger faster smarter, he is the Bionic Man. 6 million dollar man.
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15 Jun 2019 13:48

Absolutely horrific. The more I read the more shocked I am at how bad this really was. Someone has written it before but I really wouldn't be shocked if we hear stories in a few years that he was indeed close to death. I just really wish him a good recovery and despite all the problems I've had with him I really really wish to see him on a bike again.
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15 Jun 2019 15:20

Hitting stone walls at speed is always a problem but Froome should count his blessings.
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15 Jun 2019 15:20

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15 Jun 2019 17:18

I would say that the risks taken were pretty excessive for a recon of the Dauphine which is a training ride for the TDF. It would be the responsibility of the DS in the car to caution the rider from doing so. It seems Poels did caution him for taking too many risks.
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15 Jun 2019 17:35

Froome's Cycling Tips of the Month !

1. Don't pick your nose on a TT bike. Use your lungs to blow.
2. Don't bonk the wall on training rides.

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15 Jun 2019 17:38

The more that comes out the more horrific the crash appears to be. I hope he's able to recover enough that he can lead a "normal" life and at least be able to ride his bike again for enjoyment. He may race again, but it's highly unlikely he'll ever reach the level he was at before the crash.
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