I'd give him a pass to do the Tour one more time...but I'm not paying his tab. Israel must feel so promotional advantage and this would serve notice that they're hoping for a stage win.In fairness I think its Froome who needs to accept there is possibility that he is 'no longer able to contend for meaningful prize, that his time has passed'
At this point, given all of their ridiculously stupid decisions, I actually think they deserve to get relegated.I'd give him a pass to do the Tour one more time...but I'm not paying his tab. Israel must feel so promotional advantage and this would serve notice that they're hoping for a stage win.
he didn’t break his head, didn’t have brain trauma where he had to relearn basic things.Israel Startup Nation did a deal to sign Chris for €15 million, his Palmares are unchallengeable, he had a terrible accident that brought him close to death, and resulted in him having to learn how to walk again, he then had to learn how to ride a bike again!
Yet he still finishes ahead of other riders in UCI world tour riders sure he is not in the top ten but I wonder how many of those on here being so critical of the man could achieve that?
Chris knows how SKY trained and won,what systems they had in place to support their incredible success and from what I read he seems to lift those around him.
So given that professional cycling is a business, can anyone give a good reason as to WHY, the Israel Startup Nation team would not attempt to recoup some of the investment they have in Chris by NOT taking him to the Tour?
I am not a huge fan of the manner in which he won but I cannot deny his victories INCLUDING his fight back against near-death give the man a break it is too easy sitting on the couch typing smug nonsense and YES I am sure there will be some that say this piece falls into that category.
You're like my yo-yo that glowed in the darkAnd if I only could,
I'd make a deal with God,
And I'd get him to swap our places,
Be running up that road,
Be running up that hill,
I doubt it. But strange things have happened before in the TdF.Of four-time winner Froome, who will line-up for Israel Premier Tech, Wiggins said: “He may surprise us all. GC may be beyond him, but it would be nice to see him up the road in a break and pull off a stage win.”
It is known Froome was dismembered, decapitated, suffered third degree burns over 99% of his body, lost 5 litres of blood (all of it, basically), was half-eaten by a wild boar & worst of all, broke his TT bike (they're very expensive & Dave Brailsford was mega unhappy about it). He also lost his handkerchief as well.he didn’t break his head, didn’t have brain trauma where he had to relearn basic things.
Good luck, Chris!…
Open the TdF history books & take your pick. It's a race often filled with the most unlikely comebacks, resurrections & stage wins/performances which defy physics, science & reality. I once as a kid sat gobsmacked at the sight of Richard Virenque holding off prime 2002 Lance on the Ventoux. I once watched Voeckler turn into a GC climber because "reasons" (or how about old man Lance out of retirement getting a podium in 2009? Insane, but before the eventual revelations, people had cheered it, i.e. for example a "Chapeau, le Texan" headline in L'Equipe at the time). Cavendish last year was already 'crazy' but now it all seems accepted as normal. There's way more & everyone will remember weirdness to varying degrees. 7 days before the Tour the notion a completely washed-up Chris Froome could win a stage seems like a joke. But, this isn't just sport, it's also showbusiness.What for example?
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