Today at the Tour de Romandie Chris Froome was at the front of the peloton as they hit the Category 3 Col Mont d'Orzeires, a 2km climb at 5.5% 50km from the finish line.
Long before the peloton crested the top Froome was a lonely figure spat out of the back, continuing on his own, much to the incredulity of Eurosport pundit Nicolas Roche.
A minute earlier the commentator beside him said: "Chris Froome. Good to see him riding well still. A good bit of positioning play for him."
I don't know how a professional cycling broadcaster thinks he is "riding well still" and moments later the camera picked out the isolated figure of Froome, detached from the main group.
"I didn't think he would be dropped on his own though. I thought if he were to get dropped it would be with a group," said Roche.
Yes, I also just read it on PCS that he was dropped at this Orzeires climb. 2kms at 5.4% average gradient.
Hard to tell why he was dropped. Well, the summit is at 1064mtrs above sea level.
The climb maybe wasn‘t that easy. Otherwise Chris certainly would have stayed within the peloton…