perhaps you are right to some degree but from my perspective it's kind of a tendency to analyze all the things and find a certain systematics at anything rider do. each of froome and bertie has both brilliant and weak showings both in hot weather and in the rain. it's all about what physical condition you are currently in.Taxus4a said:Yes, but it is going always to be a fact between pure climbers and complete riders, and it is that the more mountain stages done before, the hardest climbs has the stage and the less flat sections has the stage, the best for pure climbers (pure climbers with the quality and recovery for 3 weaks as Quintana, I mean).dacooley said:that's more about froome's shape in a particular stage of the race than profile of the stage, had the 1st mtf been a multimountain stage in 2013 or 2015, i'd wager he could've destroyed the field as he really did and i don't think he would've done alpe d'huez much better if that was a mont ventoux esque stage
With Froome weather is another factor, but he is similar than Quintana in that. Contador is good in all the weather, but respet Froome better rain and bad weather.