That's Africa for God's sake, where people get their hands crushed trying to climb out of the potholes. There are no paved roads in Kenya outside the largest cities, nearly impossible to ride a racing bike with cutting wheels for tyres. Think riding on a beach or in knee-deep mud.Jspear said:He probably did a lot of that stuff on a mountain bike which makes things a little more bearable. Also he wasn't racing on the roads of Africa. Can't really compare his growing up experience with racing conditions. Also I think the cobbles are much more fierce than african roads.rm7 said:Given Froome was raised and lived in South Africa for so long, shouldn't he be good on bad road like cobbles? I guess he must have spent a LOT of time on bad roads there, with small stones etc.
Just a thought, actually really weird that he isn't a good bike handler.