It will depend on what his training numbers are. They were dropping riders back to help him when he had his mechanical on Ventoux so they expected a lot more so this seems to either be a small infection or a bad reaction to starting racing proper again.That surely can't be enough for the Tour.
At least 3 pulls, first of them just at the moment to rejoin the peloton, 1,5 Km, he cut more than 10 seconds the break, and the 3rd it was at the first slopes of the last climb and it was quite explosive.Froome was trying to show his worth as a domestique today but he got dropped on the Col de Menté already & had to fight to get back into the bunch. After which he did a couple of pulls at the front (& even had his name show up on the HUD!).
Although in the TdF I think his current level is a step below the minimum requirement to even be semi useful as a bottle carrier for Michael Woods tbh.
Fugslang doesn't exist, so that is quite remarkableYes, just by doing nothing for the majority Froome has 5 articles about him this last week while Fugslang has 2 on American Google search.
Can't argue with that.It's the beauty of the late career Chris Froome story. In terms of athletic performance he 100% should have retired after his accident. But cyclists, even the ones as successful as Froome, are no billionaires and when Israel gave him a contract so good it would have a real impact on how wealthy he would be for the rest of his life, he would have been stupid to turn it down. I know he will probably be disappointed at his own level, but really, he should be on our side laughing with us as the real clowns of the story, team Israel.
It wanst better ..yes, he is maybe better than Fuglsang, but worse or similar to several riders of the team. If he show something in a training that convince the team to ride or it is quite dificult .Fugslang doesn't exist, so that is quite remarkable
But Fuglsang has done worse than Froome on the road in the past few weeks. Froome's prep has been better than in 2022, but he's of course also a year older now, so it might be impossible for him to get back to the level that secured him third on AdH.