Unless he respects that he signed a contract to the end of 2020, and is going to honour that, whether they take him to the Tour or not.
If they weren't going to take him to the Tour then surely it would make sense for everyone concerned (both teams and the rider) for the transfer to take place on 1st August rather than waiting till next season
Well it means they would no longer be paying him one of the top salaries in cycling to do nothing. You could argue that they can afford to pay him to not ride for another team but if he's a genuine contender wouldn't it just make more sense to pay him to ride for Ineos ?How does that make sense for Ineos? That would just add 1 more opponent for them in an already stacked peloton.
I wouldn't put it past Ineos but it's good they confirmed him.That would be very harsh, and not good publicity.
In hindsight, his issues can be traced back to the prologue of the 2018 Giro. Crashing heavily like he did forced him to go very deep to salvage the race. It provided an amazing spectacle but possibly cost him the Giro-Tour double. The crash in the 2018 Tour didn’t help either.
If the Finestre stage turns out to be his last big victory, what a way to go out.
Finally, it takes guts to leave Ineos. It’s a very brave move, albeit sweetened by a nice contract.
What? You don't think anyone became fans after his rather... interesting entrance at the U23 ITT World Championships in 2006?Finally, I, Froome supporter since early on (well, early like Vuelta 2011, not before obviously) can join the rest of the forum fully hating on Ineos too.
I think Froome himself knows that he's still not there to fight for the Tour win after his injury, but he believes that he'll be able to do that next year.
I see him as a guy who always wants to prove a point, signing a contract before proving that he's still a top gc rider seems a bit out of character (maybe he and his wife also just took a pragmatic decision).
He went down the ramp and crashed into the commissare who was there to show him where to go. You can find this on YouTube,What's the story behind this?