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Teams & Riders Chris Froome Discussion Thread.

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Is Froome over the hill?

  • Yes.

    Votes: 30 33.0%
  • No, the GC finished 40 minutes ago but Froomie is still climbing it

    Votes: 54 59.3%
  • No he is totally winning the Vuelta

    Votes: 19 20.9%

  • Total voters
    91
I expect a strong Chris Froome, even better than he was in Coppi&Bartali.

The plan is to improve from race to race. After Tour of the Alps, he‘ll be doing Romandie, then Dauphine and TdF. He should and will be at 100% at the TdF. Everything beforehand is just preparation.

Goal is still to win a fifth TdF, although this won‘t be easy against riders like Pogacar and Roglic (if Roglic will be healthy in July).
This post has no sense...Froome was far to be strong in Coppi Bartali...he was quite strong in Slovakia last year, but not now...so "even better"has no sense. That plan is just in the unlikely case he make an important improvement at T d Alps, and that way to race Romandie and there he became something close to the GC contender he was...other way he won't be at le Tour. The last we know about him is not far for problems to follow the peloton....

I said why I have some reasons for optimism, or at least, don't rule out that possibility, but it is not likely.
 
I expect a strong Chris Froome, even better than he was in Coppi&Bartali.

The plan is to improve from race to race. After Tour of the Alps, he‘ll be doing Romandie, then Dauphine and TdF. He should and will be at 100% at the TdF. Everything beforehand is just preparation.

Goal is still to win a fifth TdF, although this won‘t be easy against riders like Pogacar and Roglic (if Roglic will be healthy in July).

5* level trolling, good post
 
Now how can a 4 time Tour winner, back from injury, but still not even in the midst after 3 years, even think to be back to any reasonable chance of challenging for the Tour...and with Tadej in the works? He is back to Barloworld level. How is he going to return to Sky level? Porage oats? Pumpkin seeds?
 
I expect a strong Chris Froome, even better than he was in Coppi&Bartali.

The plan is to improve from race to race. After Tour of the Alps, he‘ll be doing Romandie, then Dauphine and TdF. He should and will be at 100% at the TdF. Everything beforehand is just preparation.

Goal is still to win a fifth TdF, although this won‘t be easy against riders like Pogacar and Roglic (if Roglic will be healthy in July).
Better than coming in 1:16:09 back from the legendary Eddie Dunbar in a minor 5-day stage race? Sounds like typical prep. 100% at TdF seems likely.

I want some of what you're smoking, my friend!
 
Now how can a 4 time Tour winner, back from injury, but still not even in the midst after 3 years, even think to be back to any reasonable chance of challenging for the Tour...and with Tadej in the works? He is back to Barloworld level. How is he going to return to Sky level? Porage oats? Pumpkin seeds?
Once thing is that he could win a 5th Tour, another hing is that he can beat Pogacar if everything is normal. At his best, with the super teaam he had at SKY, it would havce been possible, difficult but possible, but today of course Pogacar has to be out of the start, or have an injury or somethung like that..Nibali won a Tour with Froome and Contador in a very good monmet at the start.., I dont want to talk about Pereiro..so, of course, if he recover a level close to the one he had, he can.. very difficul nowadays, becouse there are a lot of big riders, but no impossible. But he has far to show that leven since his crash ot maybe the Tour he was 3rd..I think it would be nice and very6 meritable just to see him close to win something
 
Once thing is that he could win a 5th Tour, another hing is that he can beat Pogacar if everything is normal. At his best, with the super teaam he had at SKY, it would havce been possible, difficult but possible, but today of course Pogacar has to be out of the start, or have an injury or somethung like that..Nibali won a Tour with Froome and Contador in a very good monmet at the start.., I dont want to talk about Pereiro..so, of course, if he recover a level close to the one he had, he can.. very difficul nowadays, becouse there are a lot of big riders, but no impossible. But he has far to show that leven since his crash ot maybe the Tour he was 3rd..I think it would be nice and very6 meritable just to see him close to win something
I don’t even think if Froome was given a 30 minute lead on the first stage, he could hold onto it and finish inside the top 20.
 
For a guy whose had bilharzia more times than I have had the flu, and has full-on asthma it strikes me a bit peculiar that he can't even get over a broken leg and a sore knee. It's not it happened 6 months ago.

I mean, Remco fell off a cliff and broke his pelvis and ***, and he seems to be back in great shape.

For crying out load, Greg LeMond got shot and came back.

Lance lost a nut and his hair but came back swinging (with his one nut) to win 7 TdF's and a few dollars.

Even Stevie Wonder I heard drives his bike faster than Froomey.
 
First to be last?
From a talking and legacy standpoint, he’d be the first and it wouldn’t harm him at all and honestly something to say proud of.
“Not only did I won’t this thing 4 times but I came back from a horrific injury with my age and still finish the race when so many are unable to.”

Of course there will be some that tease but honestly I’d rather finish 141 over 133. Lanterne Rouge gets talked about a lot more. Especially when he only finishes ahead of 8 sprinters. I just realized Greipel finished ahead of him.
 
From a talking and legacy standpoint, he’d be the first and it wouldn’t harm him at all and honestly something to say proud of.
“Not only did I won’t this thing 4 times but I came back from a horrific injury with my age and still finish the race when so many are unable to.”

Of course there will be some that tease but honestly I’d rather finish 141 over 133. Lanterne Rouge gets talked about a lot more. Especially when he only finishes ahead of 8 sprinters. I just realized Greipel finished ahead of him.

Due to Froome's current form I initially read this as 141st out of 133.

I wouldn't put it past him.
 
I expect a strong Chris Froome, even better than he was in Coppi&Bartali.

The plan is to improve from race to race. After Tour of the Alps, he‘ll be doing Romandie, then Dauphine and TdF. He should and will be at 100% at the TdF. Everything beforehand is just preparation.

Goal is still to win a fifth TdF, although this won‘t be easy against riders like Pogacar and Roglic (if Roglic will be healthy in July).

History is backing Chris in his quest. No cyclist ever ended his career with 4 TdF victories. So either Chris wins his 5th or he'll be riding forever - cycling wins anyway.
Pogi seems strong but he'll crack like an egg for sure - all it takes is G. sharing his secret knowledge with his Kenyan friend, who will RPM the kiddo to death.
BTW the odds on Chris' TdF victory are tempting - maybe I should put my savings on him before high inflation eats them!
 
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