Acording to you, I mean, the time gap, he is better now than Piccoli or Fredick Hagen, and much better than Goldstain.Today, Chris Froome was placed 73rd of 115 finishers in a small group 7m 21s behind Tour of Alps Stage One winner Geoffrey Bouchard.
It seems from the comments he did not get dropped on the main Category Two climb of the day, but I will watch the highlights later.
However, let's be honest here. If we are getting excited about Froome's form based on him not exploding out the back on a routine climb in a small stage race we are really reaching for signs of improvement.
He is still way, way off simply based on the time gap.
This last one was 2 weaks ago 3rd on the last stage of Coppi Bartali, and he didnt won becouse he was alone againt 2 Quick step riders. He finished 14th overall.
Picolli didnt get so far this year good result, but anyway he was 22th at Trofeo Pollenca who Valverde won. Last year was 8th at Vuelta a Andalucia.
And Hagen similar story..nor so far goodd result this year, but 19Th at Lure in La Provence, two minutes later than a inspired Quintana in a quite hard climb. He has been 8th at Vuelta a España.
I think yes, he is stronger than these riders in this race, so he is at a decent level. Difficult yo know eactly anyway if he is working this way..