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Another DNF yesterday at a 180K Italian one-day race.
So much for the good form Chris.
Still a very, very long way to go, but is it even possible to improve on where you are at?
According to Froome, the power discrepancy in his legs has recovered to pre-crash levels so he'll not need to work on that over the winter. Hopefully, he can now just ride his bike and not do any other post-crash recovery from his injuries.
 
According to Froome, the power discrepancy in his legs has recovered to pre-crash levels so he'll not need to work on that over the winter. Hopefully, he can now just ride his bike and not do any other post-crash recovery from his injuries.
Okay, maybe the power in his legs are equal, but unfortunately equally bad.
This equilibrium will do him no favours whatsoever if the power in both legs is permanently at least 10%-20% less than it was.
But at least they're the same eh?
 
He showed a good level in all these last races. He was 100 Km on Lombardia in the first 5 position of the peloton, even when Jumbo acelerates, he did a hard climb up there, and he was pulling sometimes before at Ghisallo....He was working for other people of his team. Of course he is not to be at Lombardia at the level of Woods to work the team for him.. In that case he will be even better than 5 years ago.

The only moment he had in this last part of the season to try to be with the best, was the first mountain stage of Sicily. And he just puntured at the begining of the first important climb. He was next day on the break, pulling doble time then the rest on the flat, so I have nothing to say.

You cant take any conclusion negative about his result. NO WAY.

But he have left, even working, some important details about an improvement of his level, very important for the future. He has already finished his phisical problems, and he can waste this winter to train and get a good level. We dont know if the team will rely on him from the begining to put people to work for him. so surely he will have to show working he has the level to work for him.

His best result in an important classic race when he was dominant in cycling and the team worked for him was 36 at Liege. Ot course if he would have been the leader at Lombardia and the team would have been worked for him he could have been amont the best 50 riders or maybe 30.

He was wroking at the front as well in Coppa Agostoni, with just 5 riders in his team.
It is a pity he dont want to stay at the british ITT champs. He said he cant train these days with the ITT.....Yes, it is true he is not trained this year at ITT, but he had a couple of days to train an try to do a result, even with a bad training. I think his family has pressured him to go home as far as possible.
 

Wishful thinking that he can win a 5th Tour or even compete to anywhere near that level. It would be an achievement if he could get even another professional win of any description. ISN paid a ransom to obtain his services and probably used up a massive part of the team budget in the process, pound for pound not a great signing.
 

Wishful thinking that he can win a 5th Tour or even compete to anywhere near that level. It would be an achievement if he could get even another professional win of any description. ISN paid a ransom to obtain his services and probably used up a massive part of the team budget in the process, pound for pound not a great signing.
I think this is now becoming the typical well-past-prime (or retired) social-media personality/athlete posting whatever to continue to get clicks and followers and nothing to do with reality.
 
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it's Chris Froome dream, not yours. don't think it will happen, but it remains HIS dream,
I think he thinks as Armstrong did when he came back from retirement and that it isn’t a dream or pipe dream.

maybe to make love with his wife, wich is what I would do in his case. ;)
This isn’t even any hate or ill will towards him at all and good for him that he found love but I honestly get vibes that Michelle wears the pants.
 
I think he thinks as Armstrong did when he came back from retirement and that it isn’t a dream or pipe dream.


This isn’t even any hate or ill will towards him at all and good for him that he found love but I honestly get vibes that Michelle wears the pants.
I don't think so, the guy was was raised in the middle of the jungle, he's a tough guy and when he get's mad, he really get's mad, he's got a strong personality, ask nibali and astana's staff that were on that astana bus.
It's his dream, we all have dreams, but yeah, it's almost a impossible dream, the best for him his retiring now, i don't want to see him doing this miserable performances.
 
I don't think so, the guy was was raised in the middle of the jungle, he's a tough guy and when he get's mad, he really get's mad, he's got a strong personality, ask nibali and astana's staff that were on that astana bus.
It's his dream, we all have dreams, but yeah, it's almost a impossible dream, the best for him his retiring now, i don't want to see him doing this miserable performances.
There’s a difference how you treat your significant other and what you do, allow, or put up with compared others though.
It’s absolutely a dream but based of his character and past statements I think he truly thinks he can win it and get back to his precrash level. Like this isn’t a, I dream of winning Olympic gold in the next games type of dream.
 
He showed a good level in all these last races. He was 100 Km on Lombardia in the first 5 position of the peloton, even when Jumbo acelerates, he did a hard climb up there, and he was pulling sometimes before at Ghisallo....He was working for other people of his team. Of course he is not to be at Lombardia at the level of Woods to work the team for him.. In that case he will be even better than 5 years ago.

The only moment he had in this last part of the season to try to be with the best, was the first mountain stage of Sicily. And he just puntured at the begining of the first important climb. He was next day on the break, pulling doble time then the rest on the flat, so I have nothing to say.

You cant take any conclusion negative about his result. NO WAY.

But he have left, even working, some important details about an improvement of his level, very important for the future. He has already finished his phisical problems, and he can waste this winter to train and get a good level. We dont know if the team will rely on him from the begining to put people to work for him. so surely he will have to show working he has the level to work for him.

His best result in an important classic race when he was dominant in cycling and the team worked for him was 36 at Liege. Ot course if he would have been the leader at Lombardia and the team would have been worked for him he could have been amont the best 50 riders or maybe 30.

He was wroking at the front as well in Coppa Agostoni, with just 5 riders in his team.
It is a pity he dont want to stay at the british ITT champs. He said he cant train these days with the ITT.....Yes, it is true he is not trained this year at ITT, but he had a couple of days to train an try to do a result, even with a bad training. I think his family has pressured him to go home as far as possible.
Sure I can ... he sucks right now.
 
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I don't think so, the guy was was raised in the middle of the jungle, he's a tough guy and when he get's mad, he really get's mad, he's got a strong personality, ask nibali and astana's staff that were on that astana bus.
It's his dream, we all have dreams, but yeah, it's almost a impossible dream, the best for him his retiring now, i don't want to see him doing this miserable performances.
So you're telling me that Shark and Vino were frightened by Froome!:oops: I don't buy that...
 

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