Marco Pantani wrote:Contador couldn't drop Andy from 2010 on. Andy matched his accelerations immediately, except from Mende, where Andy was on a bad day.
No way, Froome accelerates harder than Andy.
WHY? Because no one can't be on their level or what? Lol. Froome's manner is more sharpened for attacks. It's quite obvious.
Stage 16....was Contador dropped by Evans' accelerations on Galibier? No, he just suffered that day.
Would Contador have been dropped if Evans hadn't pulled so brutally? Of course not. It's an excellent justification not to look up to other's strength. Was he dropped cos' he suffered.
. It's sort of a captivity of stereotypes like a superclimber can not be dropped with rapid steady pace. But this is not the case. because everyone can be dropped.
ILoveCycling wrote:He is not able to do this against explosive riders like Purito,Alberto or Andy.
It's wrong. You do conclusion on Froome mostly on the 2012 Vuelta where he lost rather to his bad shape than to Contador. However when you rate Contador, you act like Vuelta didn't exist. Ok, let's declare that since Vuelta there are two or three equal climbers - Contador, Purito and Alex. Agree? But when one says Froome is not an explosive climber... I don't know how one should watch races to think so.
He is not more explosive than Andy,you will see on Vetoux(where will Andy attack IMO
Unfortunately, it is an old light-geared Andy. Nowadays he pedals in a more thickset way. After 2009 his trainers changed his work a bit to improve TT skills almost unsuccessfully.
Maaaaarten wrote:Sure, he climbs better than JVDB, Nibali and Wiggins on relatively easy MTF's. But hey, outclimbing JVDB, Nibali and Wiggins is a walk in the park for Contador and in-shape Schleck.
It was so in 2010, what it is going to happen in 2013 we can only guess. Nibali doesn't have a tag 'i'll never be able to climb like schleck and contador' on his forehead. Froome is on the biggest rise among current big guns.