Teams & Riders Chris Froome Discussion Thread.

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He resoundingly proved the haters wrong last year about many things. Cobbles, bad weather, tactics, hills, bike handling.

The only remaining belief they appear to desperately cling to at this point is that he will always fade in the 3rd week of the Tour.
 
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SeriousSam said:
He resoundingly proved the haters wrong last year about many things. Cobbles, bad weather, tactics, hills, bike handling.

The only remaining belief they appear to desperately cling to at this point is that he will always fade in the 3rd week of the Tour.
plus always goes into meltdown when 'real racing starts'.
 
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SeriousSam said:
He resoundingly proved the haters wrong last year about many things. Cobbles, bad weather, tactics, hills, bike handling.

The only remaining belief they appear to desperately cling to at this point is that he will always fade in the 3rd week of the Tour.
He will upgrade from bad weather specialist to horrible weather specialist on Sunday ;)
 
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SeriousSam said:
He resoundingly proved the haters wrong last year about many things. Cobbles, bad weather, tactics, hills, bike handling.

The only remaining belief they appear to desperately cling to at this point is that he will always fade in the 3rd week of the Tour.
I think confidence matters a lot. He was calm throughout the Tour in 2015. I think he was a lot more nervous in 2013 and then 2014. Then there's a difference between hilly classics and hills.

And then there's a difference between Froome and Wiggins, which is sometimes forgotten.
 
Mar 14, 2015
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Chris Froome ‏@chrisfroome 4h4 hours ago

Oooh snow...my favourite Should make for a fun @LiegeBastogneL #LBL

Hopefully he'll finish it without any problems.He's got a tandem with Spilak waiting for him in Romandie.
 
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PremierAndrew said:
Froome will be domming for Kwiat, who is a real contender. He may go on the attack from far out but he's not going to be sky leader
This is the defending Tour de France champion. He shouldn't be domestique for a guy who got dropped from a group of 70 riders a week earlier and two days before an important prep race.
 
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JRanton said:
PremierAndrew said:
Froome will be domming for Kwiat, who is a real contender. He may go on the attack from far out but he's not going to be sky leader
This is the defending Tour de France champion. He shouldn't be domestique for a guy who got dropped from a group of 70 riders a week earlier and two days before an important prep race.
He should be if Kwiatkowski's Amstel performance was a fluke and if Kwiatkowski has better form than Froome right now. Defending Tour champ means nothing if you aren't a proven 1 day racer.
 
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JRanton said:
PremierAndrew said:
Froome will be domming for Kwiat, who is a real contender. He may go on the attack from far out but he's not going to be sky leader
This is the defending Tour de France champion. He shouldn't be domestique for a guy who got dropped from a group of 70 riders a week earlier and two days before an important prep race.
Yeah, a guy with 0 win in one day races (probably not even a top20 in his whole career) shouldn't be a domestique for a former world champion with already a podium on this race, make sense :rolleyes:
 
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HelloDolly said:
I don;t think Froome will be a dom for anyone at LBL ....he doesn't need to ride it...so only reason he is riding is to give it a go
SKY have 2 leaders in the race
Has Froome himself stated his ambitions?....if he wanted a result in a classic he should have races FW.
 
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Jspear said:
HelloDolly said:
I don;t think Froome will be a dom for anyone at LBL ....he doesn't need to ride it...so only reason he is riding is to give it a go
SKY have 2 leaders in the race
Has Froome himself stated his ambitions?....if he wanted a result in a classic he should have races FW.

I haven't spoken to Froome :D

But I did hear from another source SKY have leaders ( not a leader) in the race ...
 
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Jspear said:
JRanton said:
PremierAndrew said:
Froome will be domming for Kwiat, who is a real contender. He may go on the attack from far out but he's not going to be sky leader
This is the defending Tour de France champion. He shouldn't be domestique for a guy who got dropped from a group of 70 riders a week earlier and two days before an important prep race.
He should be if Kwiatkowski's Amstel performance was a fluke and if Kwiatkowski has better form than Froome right now. Defending Tour champ means nothing if you aren't a proven 1 day racer.
I think you misunderstood me. I'm not saying Froome should be leader, far from it, but that he shouldn't be riding the race at all. The weather just makes it even more of a bad idea to ride.
 
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JRanton said:
Jspear said:
JRanton said:
PremierAndrew said:
Froome will be domming for Kwiat, who is a real contender. He may go on the attack from far out but he's not going to be sky leader
This is the defending Tour de France champion. He shouldn't be domestique for a guy who got dropped from a group of 70 riders a week earlier and two days before an important prep race.
He should be if Kwiatkowski's Amstel performance was a fluke and if Kwiatkowski has better form than Froome right now. Defending Tour champ means nothing if you aren't a proven 1 day racer.
I think you misunderstood me. I'm not saying Froome should be leader, far from it, but that he shouldn't be riding the race at all. The weather just makes it even more of a bad idea to ride.
Ah I see, my bad. With bad weather I agree since the Tour is so important for him (and the other big gc guys), but if the weather was nice I wouldn't see a problem with him racing.

I do think Kwiatkowski should be a leader over Froome, but on the other hand I would like to see Froome and all the other big GC guys trying to win a classic or two. Nibbes of course already does.
 
I was a time absent for familiar issues, and I see now Froome is riding Lieje. Goo news. I dont know of he is just thinking in romandie or if he go seriously for the race as this year is Olimpic, but he has potential to win the race if he play correctly his cards.
 
Jun 24, 2013
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Would be better if it wasn't just a turn up but he actually cares about this race and wants to compete.
 
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