You're doing the same thing the news outlets did with their sensationalist headlines. He said he'd need to be the strongest for that to happen so it's not as if he's announcing himself as the leader now. Still, he should have probably shown more tactSo Froome jumps the gun and suggests Bernal will ride in his Tour Support. Wonder what racing form he'll have and how that will work out?
At least he "knows" how racing goes...although he had to be told to stop attacking Wiggins. That was him, wasn't it?You're doing the same thing the news outlets did with their sensationalist headlines. He said he'd need to be the strongest for that to happen so it's not as if he's announcing himself as the leader now. Still, he should have probably shown more tact
In response to being asked if Bernal would be prepared to support him:
"He has said he is," Froome said, before adding: "I need to be the strongest. If he’s the strongest, then I’ll be happy if he wins, because that’s how racing goes – the strongest rider wins."
so....what? That an individual teammate may be stronger at a point of one stage in a 3 week race shouldn't compromise the overall strategy or team orders. That's stage racing 101 for any amateur. Have a plan and if you're lucky to have a strong #2 rider you can have an alternate plan should plans need to change.Clearly Stronger than Wiggins at that point so .....
Remember when Quintana had the next 8 years to win a Tour?Bernal has plenty of time to win grand tours, Froome only has 1-2 years left even if he gets back to full fitness. while no-one wants the Froome era to end more than me I think if he's right next year, the team will ride for him with Bernal ready to take over should the dawg not have the legs.
All the talk is about his new profile pic
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