I don't know who this Domoulin is. Can Silvergrenade educate me? However I do look forward to Chras Friime's performances
Red Rick said:Really get the idea that we'll lose a lot of contenders in the first weeks due to crashes or missed splits. Could happen to Froome, but he's the most unlikely.
Bot. Sky_Bot said:silvergrenade said:Not sure why you think that...Devil's Elbow said:This one will be all on the first week for Froome, unless the required amount of rouleurs combined with having a rider less weakens the Sky train more than I expect. Dumoulin and Nibali are both better on the cobbles than him and there is always the chance that something happens echelon-wise. If Froome starts stage 10 with little to no deficit, only a Machucos before the final climb, a Formigal or a crash will stop him - all highly unlikely.
Porte has a team which can put time into Sky in the TTT. He may be a better climber than Froome himself. Even if they come out of that 1st week with nothing between them, its gonna be 50:50. Same goes for Quintana.
Froome has to come out ahead in the first week if he has to win this. He has to use the echelons and cobbles to distance rivals(Better climbers) not just defend. 2015 type. The good thing is that he has the team to get it done.
Domoulin better on cobbles? How?
Even if Domoulin, Nibali gain a minute on Froome on the cobbles, they wont be able to defend that in the mountains.
Yes, Porte might be the main Froome's threat.
But I'm not sure about Quintana.
Nibali and Tom - not in this route and with Bahrain and Sunweb teams.
Dekker_Tifosi said:I don't know who this Domoulin is. Can Silvergrenade educate me? However I do look forward to Chras Friime's performances
silvergrenade said:As far as I remember, Cookson wasnt the president in 2011, 2012 or 2013.Blanco said:Dekker_Tifosi said:I think he will be happy. Cobbles might be a bit of a scare. But enough TTT / ITT kilometers to distance the climbers, and not enough to get a scare from Tom. Easy 5th win
With Cookson's departure I highly doubt that Froome will win another Tour de France. I think it's end of an era. The question is who will benefit from this? Quintana, Dumoulin, French guys, or someone else?
Maybe we'll see 2013 Froomey back since Cookson is gone. Good riddance! :razz:
hazaran said:Looks like the Clinic is leaking.
Seriously doubt it. 5th TdF win is just too much/big of goal to be endangered. Especially if NQ (+ML?,TD?) will focus on it.PremierAndrew said:
maybe the guy with Froome is dreaming of a pink Pinarello . He was at the Cyclemode 2017 during the same
Weekend than Saitama
P.S Maybe Fausto Pinarello is trying to convince him to do it
Why not? He can do the Giro-Tour double.rick james said:Hope notPremierAndrew said:
It’s just to big a risk for me, he would have to go into the giro undercooked, then hope to peak at Le tour just like he done for this years double, but the tour is a different beast...silvergrenade said:Why not? He can do the Giro-Tour double.rick james said:Hope notPremierAndrew said:
Scratch that. He's the only one capable of doing the double. I would like to see it done before I die. :razz:
Agreed. Froome won’t want to risk racing a fired up Landa and/or Dumoulin at the Giro until a 5th TDF is in the bag. If both do the TDF Froome won’t even entertain the idea of the Giro, he’ll need 100% form for the Tour.glassmoon said:Seriously doubt it. 5th TdF win is just too much/big of goal to be endangered. Especially if NQ (+ML?,TD?) will focus on it.PremierAndrew said:
oldcrank said:Good ole boys hanging out, talking rubber compounds and tyre pressures.
oldcrank said:Y'all saying that CJ ain't no good ole boy? :surprised:
Ain't no place deeper in the south than Tas.