Teams & Riders Chris Froome Discussion Thread.

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Is Froome over the hill?

  • Yes.

    Votes: 24 34.8%
  • No, the GC finished 40 minutes ago but Froomie is still climbing it

    Votes: 39 56.5%
  • No he is totally winning the Vuelta

    Votes: 17 24.6%

  • Total voters
    69
Today stage 2 in hainan, froome was 80th place, lost 4 minutes to his teammate berrick who won the stage in a group with Sevilla, Hermans, valerio conti and some Romanian guy I don't know

Yes, Berwick of Israel Premier Tech did win and two of his fellow teammates joined him in the top six for today's stage.
It must be due to a mammoth other-worldly effort by Chris Froome to drag them up into those positions, while sacrificing his own place.
In fact, the effort must have been legendary from Froome because his grand endeavours cost him 4mins 3secs on his victorious compadre.
 
Yes, Berwick of Israel Premier Tech did win and two of his fellow teammates joined him in the top six for today's stage.
It must be due to a mammoth other-worldly effort by Chris Froome to drag them up into those positions, while sacrificing his own place.
In fact, the effort must have been legendary from Froome because his grand endeavours cost him 4mins 3secs on his victorious compadre.

Don't forget he also had to work for Taj Jones who had a bad day and finished 25 minutes behind.
 
You're the most understanding and adaptive fan in the world, going from claiming Froomey as the greatest species on earth to being happy seeing him racing in the same race with freaking Yonathan Monsalve (I had no idea he's back racing again, btw). You are sinking with him. Hats off to you for that, Brother. But he has added nothing significant to his sporting achievement for what, five years, man, nothing, let's not make out that he has.
I just was talking about the stage with another cyclig fans. It you are not interested in the race, It is easy...😜. I have never said Froome has added anything important to his achievement in the last 5 years... show me if you find it...I have just said he gave the team quite plus than zero.
 
Today the team was good, 3 riders on the first 6 positions. He lost 4 minutes, I think he was working all those more than 200 km, and I think that Will be his role here. Tomorrow the stage is short but is the only quite hard...Hope he can take another role, but I think It will be the shame...
 
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Yes, Berwick of Israel Premier Tech did win and two of his fellow teammates joined him in the top six for today's stage.
It must be due to a mammoth other-worldly effort by Chris Froome to drag them up into those positions, while sacrificing his own place.
In fact, the effort must have been legendary from Froome because his grand endeavours cost him 4mins 3secs on his victorious compadre.
When froome was on the front from 140k to go till 60k to go the avg speed went up by like 1kph
he is putting in the hard miles now for an assault on the tour now that the super teams are breaking up
 
He is preparing for the Tour 2024.

Chris Froome Makes Peace With Team, Confirms Contract And Tour de France 2024 Bid​


View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNzbcc2134I
Chris Froome has done it again!
First it was 'recovering from injury' then it was 'adjusting to the rhythm of the racing' then it was 'needing to get in the hard miles.' then it was 'the equipment is sub-standard.'
But guess what people? For the past three miserable seasons with Israel (2021-23) Froome has finally revealed he has mysteriously been incorrectly sitting on the bike!
Now that has been resolved we can expect him to explode back to the top of World Tour racing.
In the great man's own words: "I had to reset a little bit, go back to the drawing board and made a few changes to my bike position.
"I found that I was quite far off my old..previous position in my Sky/Ineos days.
"I'm feeling much better on the bike...much better. I've been able to put in some good work before coming here (Tour of Hainan).
"The biggest thing, to be honest, was I was struggling with my lower back before the Tour. I had a lot of lower back pain and I found, basically the cause of that was how I was sitting on the bike and somehow changing teams my position changed somewhat.
"I'm finally sitting back in my old position again and feeling much better for it now and really looking forward to see where I can get to."
"Did you hear that Sylvan Adams? Jumbo Visma? Tadej Pogacar? Ineos? Jonas Vingegaard? ASO? Primoz Roglic? In 2024 you boys are going to take a hell of a beating!.....a hell of a beating!
 
I listened to the interview. (It was strangely compiled of a series of cuts, maybe Froomey had editing rights). At first it crossed my mind that he was deluded. But later I settled on the theory that every time Froome puts comments in the public domain, it is an appeal to influence somebody's (sponsors/team owners/merch buyers...) opinion or behaviour. I think he has been using this tactic for so long he can't stop.

You see this from people who have been working in sales for years. They basically can't stop pitching even when there is no need.
 
Chris Froome has done it again!
First it was 'recovering from injury' then it was 'adjusting to the rhythm of the racing' then it was 'needing to get in the hard miles.' then it was 'the equipment is sub-standard.'
But guess what people? For the past three miserable seasons with Israel (2021-23) Froome has finally revealed he has mysteriously been incorrectly sitting on the bike!
Now that has been resolved we can expect him to explode back to the top of World Tour racing.
In the great man's own words: "I had to reset a little bit, go back to the drawing board and made a few changes to my bike position.
"I found that I was quite far off my old..previous position in my Sky/Ineos days.
"I'm feeling much better on the bike...much better. I've been able to put in some good work before coming here (Tour of Hainan).
"The biggest thing, to be honest, was I was struggling with my lower back before the Tour. I had a lot of lower back pain and I found, basically the cause of that was how I was sitting on the bike and somehow changing teams my position changed somewhat.
"I'm finally sitting back in my old position again and feeling much better for it now and really looking forward to see where I can get to."
"Did you hear that Sylvan Adams? Jumbo Visma? Tadej Pogacar? Ineos? Jonas Vingegaard? ASO? Primoz Roglic? In 2024 you boys are going to take a hell of a beating!.....a hell of a beating!
It's communication strategy, so that the cycling community continue to talk about him. Of course, he is finished, but he is making money, until the end of his career.
 
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I listened to the interview. (It was strangely compiled of a series of cuts, maybe Froomey had editing rights). At first it crossed my mind that he was deluded. But later I settled on the theory that every time Froome puts comments in the public domain, it is an appeal to influence somebody's (sponsors/team owners/merch buyers...) opinion or behaviour. I think he has been using this tactic for so long he can't stop.

You see this from people who have been working in sales for years. They basically can't stop pitching even when there is no need.
Same delusion as when he was trying to sell his winning performances as credible. Just a new twist, the guy has been the biggest purveyor of BS since HWMNBN.

How embarrassed anyone who swallowed that bilharzia story must feel…
 
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Chris Froome has done it again!
First it was 'recovering from injury' then it was 'adjusting to the rhythm of the racing' then it was 'needing to get in the hard miles.' then it was 'the equipment is sub-standard.'
But guess what people? For the past three miserable seasons with Israel (2021-23) Froome has finally revealed he has mysteriously been incorrectly sitting on the bike!
Now that has been resolved we can expect him to explode back to the top of World Tour racing.
In the great man's own words: "I had to reset a little bit, go back to the drawing board and made a few changes to my bike position.
"I found that I was quite far off my old..previous position in my Sky/Ineos days.
"I'm feeling much better on the bike...much better. I've been able to put in some good work before coming here (Tour of Hainan).
"The biggest thing, to be honest, was I was struggling with my lower back before the Tour. I had a lot of lower back pain and I found, basically the cause of that was how I was sitting on the bike and somehow changing teams my position changed somewhat.
"I'm finally sitting back in my old position again and feeling much better for it now and really looking forward to see where I can get to."
"Did you hear that Sylvan Adams? Jumbo Visma? Tadej Pogacar? Ineos? Jonas Vingegaard? ASO? Primoz Roglic? In 2024 you boys are going to take a hell of a beating!.....a hell of a beating!

As long as he has found what was keeping him back. Now for some hard miles before the next Tour.
 
DIdn't Israel let Piccoli go?

Must be in pretty good nick to be beating a fully doped Sevilla, the Chris Horner of South American cycling!

Did no one ever teach you to respect your elders? Sevilla was already beating all these 90s legends before most of the kids he's racing this week knew what a bike was.

 
Thanks for the interview. I would be just happy of he can figh at the age of my compatriot Sevilla for this kind of races like Hainan. He has some years to get ready for that, so I am optimistic

I think that he understand form the interview he has to show more than these year to get a place at le Tour, maybe peaking in March. Nopt the best races for him nor the best weather, but he has to show more, even helping the team.

Here , lot of work to do as the team has people to win all the stages and the final GC...with that big break, becouse I cant count Chez Tour really, of competition, ir has been ok. He has been important to control the race and get one stage , a secondplace in a nucnh sprint, a rider at 1 second of winning the race and 2 more at the top ten, so it is ok..There were better people ar this race to shine than him, and I think it will be the same at Japan...of course he is a similar king of rider than Sevilla, who won the stage, wbut this has now a better level..but not better that the level froome had at Tour 2022. 1with that level, he would have been here figthing for victory as his team mate Berwick.
 
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He has been important to control the race and get one stage , a secondplace in a nucnh sprint, a rider at 1 second of winning the race and 2 more at the top ten, so it is ok..There were better people ar this race to shine than him, and I think it will be the same at Japan...of course he is a similar king of rider than Sevilla, who won the stage, wbut this has now a better level..but not better that the level froome had at Tour 2022. 1with that level, he would have been here figthing for victory as his team mate Berwick.

What are you on about