Teams & Riders Chris Froome Discussion Thread.

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Best of luck to Chris Froome, he's done very well to come back from the career-threatening injuries he sustained, in that unfortunate crash. Time will tell how he gets on.
 
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All eyes will be on Froome at Occitanie and l'Ain, he's got to perform there to convince his team he's back to his best. If he's finishing in the groupetto then no way should he be selected for the Tour.
 
First Thomas said Froome wasn't a threat in his podcast with Rowe and now this guy suggests pretty much the same, would seem he isn't back to former self, which ain't exactly surprising given the accident and getting older. Either that or the knives are out for him now he's leaving Ineos. Perhaps he's made some enemies along the way. Noticeable Froome's twitter hasn't been active for a month. I'd say all is not well in Froome camp. I wonder what ISN are thinking.

Froome crying..............

View: https://twitter.com/chrisfroome/status/1285924963506106369?s=20
 
Best of luck to Chris Froome, he's done very well to come back from the career-threatening injuries he sustained, in that unfortunate crash. Time will tell how he gets on.
It's almost possible to miss that much racing and be ready; no matter what the "numbers" say. It generally takes a full season to get to the levels of output to be as successful as he was. He's also not going to be featured in his customary Sky bubble of support so he's going to have to get strong n' jumpy as soon as he can. Good luck to him for that; he's lucky to be walking.
 
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It's almost possible to miss that much racing and be ready; no matter what the "numbers" say. It generally takes a full season to get to the levels of output to be as successful as he was. He's also not going to be featured in his customary Sky bubble of support so he's going to have to get strong n' jumpy as soon as he can. Good luck to him for that; he's lucky to be walking.
I second this.
A good reference could be Valverde after coming from the doping ban. And he wasn't even injured. It took him over a year to get back to his normal self. And we all know that he is a freak.
 
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Valverde had some other issues he was fighting during the first half of the 2012 season as well. He's recently opened up and been willing to talk about the deep depression he'd fallen into in the early part of 2012 and due to that he's said he has no idea how he won or finished well in anything he was racing during the first half of that season. The Ardennes are when it got to the point that he finally decided he needed to seek help. By the time we get to the 2012 Vuelta he's finally gotten his depression sorted out and he was more or less back to himself.

Now on the other hand there is something about not having raced a Grand Tour for a 12 month period and that affecting your racing.
 
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If that is correct, not as though it adds much to what we already know, it would suggest Froome probably ain't going to the TDF this year. It would be ironic if he went to the Vuelta or Giro instead and won, can't see it mind, and Ineos fail to win TDF this year with Bernal or Thomas.
 
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