I haven’t seen a single race mentioned for him apart from himself targeting the TDF, but others might know more than me.Was he scheduled for any early season races already or did they announce nothing so far on Froome's schedule?
Why was this revealed? Froome will be in the Tour either way and they could have explained Bernal presence with other reasons.
They thought at some point he could lead. If he can't, why not just hide it? Isn't it concealable? If it is, why not allow the pre-Tour races show the hierarchy? This only damages Froome status inside the team. I don't remember Sky to have this kind of leaks.Didn't it leak?
Anyway, I think Froome himself said just riding the Tour was his goal for the season? You could argue you want Froome to be a tactical card to play but with this route he could be found out way before the tactics actually come into play much.
Yeah. He probably wont be racing this spring at all it sounds like and sending him to the Tour without having any race days prior, does not seem likely either based on that.I think they already knew that Froome fitness wasn't good, just yesterday CyclingPro reported that was the team that forced Bernal to renounce going to the Giro because of the doubts over Froome being a contender in the Tour. I won't be surprised if in the end Froome this year will go only to the Vuelta to test himself after a very light schedule and in case try the all in on the Tour in 2021.
A GC rider who likely won't have the condition to complete a 3 week GC race in 2020. Froome is known for his long winter endurance rides. That ain't happening so his fitness is nowhere near where it is to build up to ride GC this year.no, he is a GC rider