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Teams & Riders Chris Froome Discussion Thread.

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Is Froome over the hill?

  • Yes.

    Votes: 31 33.0%
  • No, the GC finished 40 minutes ago but Froomie is still climbing it

    Votes: 55 58.5%
  • No he is totally winning the Vuelta

    Votes: 20 21.3%

  • Total voters
    94
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Taxus4a said:
myrideissteelerthanyours said:
Taxus4a said:
I dont understand how SKY rode today. I cant understand Thomas attacking and Froome attacking later as well, and when Froome was close to Thomas, this one attacked...it is looks like 2 leaders.

Booth Froome and Thomas, have showed always they are very strong at the end of a long flat week, in the first mountain stage..Yesterday it was a forst moutain stage, so Froome couldnt do today an exhibition as in La Pierre Saint martin...a better day for him, becouse today second mountain stage and no flat in the stage, but anyway enough to show his hight level. Thomas has showed another Tour a big potential in the forst mountains, but he has to show he can hold that level all the Tour.

For Domoulin it was the same, he is strong after a flat long week...but he is no so good climber as Froome, nor even Thomas in a day lke today, but Domoulin is more reliable than Thomas.

Froome is the favourite to win this Tour and make history.
Froome was just stretching his legs with those "attacks" as the plan was always today for G, tomorrow for Froomey

Yes, maybe, Froome needs to warm up and once he is on fire he need to acelerate... But I think they wanted to attack foist with Thomas, and later with Froome, and Thomas help Froome and take stage and leader...But not to put time Thomas to Froome. This in the case rivals were weaks at it was. But as I said, today good day for complete riders as Dumo, Roglic, Froome or Thomas..tomorrow will be a better day for pure climbers as Landa, Bardet, Quintana...Tomorrow Thomas could fade ...


Landa is injured and he said he back was really bad all day from the injuries from the crash. I can't see how he'll be in any shape to do anything tomorrow.
 
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Well, Froome has the acceleration, but he cannot keep a sustained pace. Dumoulin reeled him in 2 times and then dropped him the 3rd time (and in the sprint).
did you change you opinion about froome's giro raid being completely ridiculous? it doesn't looks like tom is inferior to him in this two grand tours on aggregate. ;)
 
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dacooley said:
Dekker_Tifosi said:
Well, Froome has the acceleration, but he cannot keep a sustained pace. Dumoulin reeled him in 2 times and then dropped him the 3rd time (and in the sprint).
did you change you opinion about froome's giro raid being completely ridiculous? it doesn't looks like tom is inferior to him in this two grand tours on aggregate. ;)
yes, after yesterdays stage already. Dumoulins downhill was good, so he threw away the win in the Giro because of waiting for others. Should trust more in own strength
 
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
dacooley said:
Dekker_Tifosi said:
Well, Froome has the acceleration, but he cannot keep a sustained pace. Dumoulin reeled him in 2 times and then dropped him the 3rd time (and in the sprint).
did you change you opinion about froome's giro raid being completely ridiculous? it doesn't looks like tom is inferior to him in this two grand tours on aggregate. ;)
yes, after yesterdays stage already. Dumoulins downhill was good, so he threw away the win in the Giro because of waiting for others. Should trust more in own strength
re writing history already it seems
 
Wonder what they're both thinking:
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Very interesting dynamic. The previous Tour Froome exhibited weakness while in yellow and it appeared his 1st lieutenant Landa was the stronger rider. There was speculation that Landa would shun team orders and ride for himself. As it transpired Landa acquiesced to team orders and dutifully shepherded Froome to a narrow victory. Completely different circumstance here. To demand a rider in arreas adhere to team orders is one thing, but a rider who appears primed for Tour glory with a 100 second buffer will not willingly relinquish his stranglehold on the race. Froome will have to ride against his teammate in order to wrest the jersey from his grasp.
 
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You guys are stressin, he has said all along it's about the third week, now is for recovery and coming back stronger than before.

lol at Landa being stronger, he was dropped on basically all mountain stages (previous year, but frankly this one too :lol:)