Teams & Riders Chris Froome Discussion Thread.

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Is Froome over the hill?

  • Yes.

    Votes: 19 31.7%
  • No, the GC finished 40 minutes ago but Froomie is still climbing it

    Votes: 34 56.7%
  • No he is totally winning the Vuelta

    Votes: 16 26.7%

  • Total voters
Good on ya Froome. Real progress.
I think today is going to be very difficult for Froome. The action will start on Galibier & he's likely to get thrown into dropped groups real fast, at which point he becomes a passenger among riders who're just aiming to make the time cut.

The problem he has is one which has been spoken of loads of times, i.e. as soon as the tempo increases, he drops.

This was probably as close as it gets. As we saw, it was indeed difficult for many from get go except Froome. And he dropped groups with Piddock real fast, well as a passenger mostly, and in many cases he was on the drops (at least when riding that measly tempo of his). And yes he managed to make a time cut.

Truly magnificent Gran Fondo athlete. :hearteyes: