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Teams & Riders Chris Froome Discussion Thread.

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Is Froome over the hill?

  • Yes.

    Votes: 31 33.0%
  • No, the GC finished 40 minutes ago but Froomie is still climbing it

    Votes: 55 58.5%
  • No he is totally winning the Vuelta

    Votes: 20 21.3%

  • Total voters
    94
He did finish in the bunch.
He lost 8 seconds today. How’s he going to be competitive in the TDF when he can’t hold the wheel of riders like group one of tge TdR? Teddy Pogie leads out his sprinters and still finishes with the same time. Froome leads out Nadav Reisberg or something and gets dropped? This is the Tour of Rwanda for Pete’s sake. If he can’t give us some false hope here, then he truly needs to hang ‘em up.
 
He lost 8 seconds today. How’s he going to be competitive in the TDF when he can’t hold the wheel of riders like group one of tge TdR? Teddy Pogie leads out his sprinters and still finishes with the same time. Froome leads out Nadav Reisberg or something and gets dropped? This is the Tour of Rwanda for Pete’s sake. If he can’t give us some false hope here, then he truly needs to hang ‘em up.

Depends on what you mean by "competitive". He might win a mountain stage if the breakaway only consists of guys like Kristoff or Jakobsen.
 
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After today's 4th stage the Tour du Rwanda, that included three First Category climbs, Chris Froome finds himself in a creditable 21st position overall, 1min8secs down on the leader.
I predicted he would finish around 45th once the eight stages are completed.
He is outperforming my forecast at the moment and with half the race to go and plenty of climbing I hope that continues.
 
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He did ok in TDF last year until forced out due to illness
OK compared to what exactly? Props for the ride at Alpe d’huez but this doesn’t even look like rider who is just past his best. This guy won 7 GTs, and now looks like Greg LeMond at the Tour de Trump all year round. His climbing form is closer to Mario Cipoollini than Claudio Chiappucci these days.

The guy had a horrendous accident three years ago and it’s a blessing that he can still ride, but for Christ’s sake, do something Froome.
 
OK compared to what exactly? Props for the ride at Alpe d’huez but this doesn’t even look like rider who is just past his best. This guy won 7 GTs, and now looks like Greg LeMond at the Tour de Trump all year round. His climbing form is closer to Mario Cipoollini than Claudio Chiappucci these days.

The guy had a horrendous accident three years ago and it’s a blessing that he can still ride, but for Christ’s sake, do something Froome.
Actually is best performance wasn't alpe d huez. His best performance was stage 16, on mur de peguere. On that stage he finished 31 th with the same time of pinot, lutsenko, mas. He finish 2min and 40 seconds behind pogacar and vingegaard. Clearly he was getting better. Then, he was infected by coronavirus.
 
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Finally he was 24th, losing 4 minutes, after 2 mechanicals in a rainy day. About 60 Km of solo attack in one of the Queen stages. the hardest in elevation gained with difference.

I think he is in condition to win the stage tomorrow. He has to know when to move as he is not in the figh for GC. Not easy but he can try.

The team is just 2 riders now.
 
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