So you think Froome could've ridden away? That's what I was afraid of, because I don't think Contador could have followed him at that point. Froome looked very comfortable indeed. For me, this moment was the most crucial moment of the whole week. Contador was at his limit, I think, the question is: was Froome at his limit? Both will reach a higher level at the Tour, but I wonder if Contador will be able to bridge the gap between him and Froome...buchanan said:Hugo Koblet said:I don't think that Froome was at his limit or bluffing. I interpreted as if Froome wanted to give Contador a psychological blow by showing that he had no problems following or even accelerating further. But hey, it might have been a bluff, I just thought that he looked very comfortable.Le Blaireau_13 said:I'm wondering about one moment in yesterday's race:
After Contador had attacked multiple times, Froome caught him, accelerated for a brief moment, passed Contador and then kind of slowed down a bit. I wonder: could Froome have ridden away at that moment? Or was he just bluffing? I watched the race at Sporza, and Jose de Cauwer thought Froome was bluffing at that moment. Which probably is the case: it seemed like they were all riding at their maximum and with that bluff, Froome kind of brought some rest back.
What do you think?