cineteq wrote:It's pretty obvious? Tired from the Tour? You're repeating yourself. Think about it, how much effort did Froome put in the Tour?. Gesink finished 2 minutes back from Froome, and he had a good excused to finish 6th. Try again maybe?
I don't understand the confusion on this. Froome was fatigued in the Vuelta, before the Vuelta he raced Romandie, Dauphine, the Tour, and the Olympics. Racing a lot is what causes fatigue in a rider. So Froome was fatigued in the Vuelta because of the racing he did right before entering it in the Olympics, Tour, and Dauphine (can also be included).
Why are you denying Froome was fatigued? Isn't this something that has been accepted by everyone? Unless you think Contador (a Contador that wasn't even in top form) is just naturally 10 minutes stronger than Froome?
Also Gesink is far below Froome's level.