What are you on about? It's exactly in line with all of his previous results in recent years. You act like this was some kind of anomaly.it is a bad result, even with the change of route and the team being second. Hope to be better with good weather at Occitanie.
Anyway I heard the comentators in italian (similar to spanish) Froome had some problems today. so I have to wait to know everything to have a better opinion. But maybe I dint understad well and the speak about the year...
it is not normal he climbed at the same time the other day in his recon the first part of this Mont Ventoux, that today in the middle of a big group going full gas in a race, when he climbed later the usual hard Mont Ventoux from Bedoin...So something doesn't add up.
But sure there was some kind of misterious problem he must have had...again. Maybe he's riding with a draging disc break for 2 years now.