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After second rest day, who will win the Tour de France 2017

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After the second rest day, who will win the Tour de France 2017

  • Froome

    Votes: 105 66.5%
  • Aru

    Votes: 4 2.5%
  • Bardet

    Votes: 13 8.2%
  • Uran

    Votes: 17 10.8%
  • Martin

    Votes: 3 1.9%
  • Landa

    Votes: 5 3.2%
  • Yates

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Vino

    Votes: 10 6.3%
  • Other

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • Barguil

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    158
  • Poll closed .
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starlord said:
RedheadDane said:
loge1884 said:
on a more serious note:

Froome
strenghts: being Froome, strongest team, TT
weaknesses: not being the Froome of 2013 / 2015 anymore

So... Froome's weakness is that he's the wrong Froome?

Also, you might wanna add the back injury as one of Martin's weaknesses...
I believe what loge1884 wanted to say in his/her analysis is that being Froome refers to the fact that he's a fighter, has plenty of experience etc. as opossed to not being Froome '13'15 form/legs-wise.

Thanks ... I think Froome's power and stamina in this TdF edition does not seem to be on par with 2013/15 - so if say Aru attacks early on on Izoard and can keep attacking pace to the end, I suppose Froome would be in trouble .... on the other hand, he has got the experience of dominating a race (which no one else apart of Contador has to this extent in the peloton) and mainly he is focused (something I do not quite see with Martin and where I would put a question mark with Bardet - albeight his team seems to be)
 
determination:
Bardet 5/5
Froome 5/5
Aru 4,5/5
Uran 4/5
Martin 4/5

team power:
Froome 5/5
Bardet 4/5
Aru 3/5
Uran 3/5
Martin 2,5/5

current form:
Uran 5/5
Martin 5/5
Aru 4,5/5
Bardet 4,5/5
Froome 4/5

summary:
Froome 14
Bardet 13,5
Aru 12
Uran 12
Martin 11,5
 
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Voted Aru, because his pain-faces crack me up to no end, and I need more.

Head says Dawg unfortunately. C'est la vie.

Heart wants Contie to light it up.
 

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Re: After second rest day, who will win the Tour de France 2

MarkAndrew123 said:
My predictions,

Aru to start going backwards in the final week and finish outside top 5. Froome to get stronger and dominate on the Galibier, only to get a mechanical on the descent while still trying to keep away (Landa cycles past and does not give him a wheel). Bardet gets yellow and France goes absolutely nuts.
Uran then smashes Bardet in TT and gets yellow, but then gets a 1 min penalty for illegal champagne feeding on the Sunday procession, which conveniently hands the yellow back to Bardet.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
 
It seems most likely Froome will come out on top. That being said I've never been less confident in that prediction since Froome won his first TDF in 2013. He's simply not as strong and there are more serious competitors than there have been in years.

So I'm hoping for an upset, either Bardet, Uran or Martin would be amazing. But I still think the odds favour Froome, at least over one each of his competitors individually. If it's Froome vs anyone else it's reasonably close (I actually think the 2/3 of the votes Froome got is probably quite accurate right now).
 
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Valv.Piti said:
I hope Froome will win at this point. The other simply don't seem prepared or willing to risk anything in order to beat him, so I can't help but to root for him despite Im no fan of him at all.

I kinda feel the same way, though I'll replace "hope" with "think." I'm cheering for Aru and Bardet in that order, but I have to admit CF has ridden a better race, given that he probably started out in worse condition that he let on. A huge part of winning a 3 week tour is being able to handle pressure and know exactly how much energy to expend. So far he hasn't wasted any when he didn't need to, and when he did, he went just as hard as he needed to go, no farther.

I just realistically, looking at the stage profiles, can't see Froome losing so much the he can't recover in the TT. I would love to see Fabio and Romain ride away from him on the Izoard but I don't think it will happen. They had a a chance to wrong-foot him yesterday and didn't or couldn't take it. That speaks volumes about their tactical skills.
 
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I think Froome is getting stronger actually which I didn't think would happen (I think Froome had his doubts also for most of the season but he said he's felt the strongest he has so far in this tour, as of stage 15). Aru is done for, looked horrendous on stage 15 and I think very lucky not to lose any time.

Podium will be Froome, Uran, Bardet in that order.
 
Uran!

He has said he is ready for the win and that he will attack in the Alps.

For those saying he doesn't have the guts or the ambition to go for the win, in the past he has demonstrated that going frenzy leads you nowehere, instead risking to be taken as a sucker.
 
The way Froome closed down the GC contenders after his mechanical makes me think his 3rd week peak is imminent. I imagine he wins the overall by at least 2 mins, and everyone wonders what all the fuss was about with how close it was going into the final week.