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Teams & Riders Chris Froome Discussion Thread.

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Is Froome over the hill?

  • Yes.

    Votes: 28 35.4%
  • No, the GC finished 40 minutes ago but Froomie is still climbing it

    Votes: 45 57.0%
  • No he is totally winning the Vuelta

    Votes: 18 22.8%

  • Total voters
    79
ITT result:


Christopher & Chris, 4 minutes & 28 seconds down on the winner (Pierre Latour) in a 13km ITT.

Those miles... were hard. Very hard.
Poor Chris was checking his whatsapp in a hurry before the TT and saw "No GC times will taken on today's time trial" and therefore just did what every rational human being would do and saved himself. It's just a shame he unknowingly mixed up Tour de Rwanda with Gran Camino.
 
Poor Chris was checking his whatsapp in a hurry before the TT and saw "No GC times will taken on today's time trial" and therefore just did what every rational human being would do and saved himself. It's just a shame he unknowingly mixed up Tour de Rwanda with Gran Camino.
guys, why would he try today?
He is the ultimate professional, consummate teammate and is saving his energy to support them for the rest of the race. This is the 'experience' they brought him into the team for
 
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ITT result:


Christopher & Chris, 4 minutes & 28 seconds down on the winner (Pierre Latour) in a 13km ITT.

Those miles... were hard. Very hard.
Similar time that his other 2 team mates who are not fighting for GC as well and has to work to win this race for the team. All they make second on the opening TTT, wich wanst too flat, so It is a normal result. I always has the hope he can perform well even saving energy, but he is not in that moment now. With the level he had on 2022 Tour the France he will be the best here, or at least fighting with the best, becouse Restrepo and Lecerf were at a similar level to the best of the world at this opening season. Of course the race has not a big level in general , but of course the best riders here are top level in the world at this moment of the year. Hope to see hin at a good level this end of the course, helping the team or fighteen a stage, despite are short stages and no long climbs
 
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Similar time that his other 2 team mates who are not fighting for GC as well and has to work to win this race for the team. All they make second on the opening TTT, wich wanst too flat, so It is a normal result. I always has the hope he can perform well even saving energy, but he is not in that moment now. With the level he had on 2022 Tour the France he will be the best here, or at least fighting with the best, becouse Restrepo and Lecerf were at a similar level to the best of the world at this opening season. Of course the race has not a big level in general , but of course the best riders here are top level in the world at this moment of the year. Hope to see hin at a good level this end of the course, helping the team or fighteen a stage, despite are short stages and no long climbs
I don’t know if you remember or not but Froome finished last in the TTT.
 
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24 or 25, same same but not so different.

Froome was a Vuelta runner-up (later he was given the victory) at the age of 26 years and 4 months. Vingo was a Tour runner-up at the age of 24 years and 7 months. So the difference is closer to two years actually. Plus Vingo showed more stage-race potential before (and a few nice results) but OFC his 2020-2022 leap was spectacular as well.
 
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