Teams & Riders Chris Froome Discussion Thread.

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To follow up my previous post, I can understand him (or the team) wanting to keep under wraps any setbacks in his recovery (though that would be illegal in most mainstream American sports--as bad as they are about policing other issues, they try to stay on top of the fraud potential there). But the PR veneer that "everything's fine" (my paraphrase) and the smiling, alls-well twitter photos insult my intelligence (I know that's noone else's problem), and coming from Ineos just add to the ongoing sense of fraudulence about that organization.

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To follow up my previous post, I can understand him (or the team) wanting to keep under wraps any setbacks in his recovery (though that would be illegal in most mainstream American sports--as bad as they are about policing other issues, they try to stay on top of the fraud potential there). But the PR veneer that "everything's fine" (my paraphrase) and the smiling, alls-well twitter photos insult my intelligence (I know that's noone else's problem), and coming from Ineos just add to the ongoing sense of fraudulence about that organization.

View: https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1213879270050799618
what he calls a training camp was in Manchester at the beginning of December, where the riders are passing differents medical tests, physical evaluations, test for skin cancer....
 
You can't blame Froome or his team not saying his form or if he can compete. You don't tell opposing riders "please don't attack I can't follow the pace." What some don't like is what was actually broken.

Hopefully he is able to win at any level.
 
You can't blame Froome or his team not saying his form or if he can compete. You don't tell opposing riders "please don't attack I can't follow the pace." What some don't like is what was actually broken.

Hopefully he is able to win at any level.
I'm amazed he's already out there in the race (UAE). I'll be blown away if he's able to compete for top-ten on GC at the TDF--but because he's Chris Froome, I will just wait and see.
 
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As Mr. Dirt posted in the NFL thread; the delays will allow veteran players to more fully recover from injury. Mr. Froome could be the luckiest Ineos rider. I'd say his stock is going up.
Nobody's lucky. Maybe racing this season would've been too early for Froome regarding the injury, but time is not in his favour still. He may be healthier by the time racing starts again, but he won't be younger.
 
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Nobody's lucky. Maybe racing this season would've been too early for Froome regarding the injury, but time is not in his favour still. He may be healthier by the time racing starts again, but he won't be younger.
You're so right. I feel his stock has gone up from where it was...almost zero. IMO and without injury I think he is not capable of handling Roglic. Ineos now has Carapaz, Bernal, GT...Froome to manage in the TdF. Bernal is the best equipped in my mind but Carapaz could be a very wild card. If Jumbo V has a good Dumoulin to go along with Roglic it'll be a battle and we'll find out how the Ineos discipline holds together. Riders like Quintana, Pogachar will be able to play off that action and, hopefully; the dominant team game fractures to allow for the mano y mano battles that make for epic Tours. I'd think Froome is past being able to manage that without a lot of help. What do you think?
 
You're so right. I feel his stock has gone up from where it was...almost zero. IMO and without injury I think he is not capable of handling Roglic. Ineos now has Carapaz, Bernal, GT...Froome to manage in the TdF. Bernal is the best equipped in my mind but Carapaz could be a very wild card. If Jumbo V has a good Dumoulin to go along with Roglic it'll be a battle and we'll find out how the Ineos discipline holds together. Riders like Quintana, Pogachar will be able to play off that action and, hopefully; the dominant team game fractures to allow for the mano y mano battles that make for epic Tours. I'd think Froome is past being able to manage that without a lot of help. What do you think?
how do you come by that bull - ***
 
Humility zero!
Froome: "My return will make history like what happened with Lauda"
Read the article. He's saying Lauda gave him inspiration to push himself to the limit, which the journo has twisted for that headline
 
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