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Teams & Riders Chris Froome Discussion Thread.

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Is Froome over the hill?

  • Yes.

    Votes: 30 32.6%
  • No, the GC finished 40 minutes ago but Froomie is still climbing it

    Votes: 54 58.7%
  • No he is totally winning the Vuelta

    Votes: 20 21.7%

  • Total voters
    92
Hmmm, yes. "Technical issues". Like him (and the team) just discovering, after years of riding his bike for IPT, that his saddle height was like an inch different than it was at Sky.

Which, even given the history of BS he spewed while at Sky, was honestly a new low, even for a pathological liar like Froome.

Weirdly, fixing this "technical issue" didn't fix his performances.
Why do you bring common sense and realism into this? We were having a good time. The technical issues are behind him now, and he's obviously a shoe-in on the team. Aint nobody showing any signs on form on that team anyways, especially not in Dauphine.
 
Why do you bring common sense and realism into this? We were having a good time. The technical issues are behind him now, and he's obviously a shoe-in on the team. Aint nobody showing any signs on form on that team anyways, especially not in Dauphine.

Indeed.

If Froome didn't personally witness Derek Gee winning stage 3 in this Dauphiné - which he didn't because he was dropped eh - then it never happened.

Victory is in the eye of the beholder.
 
Hmmm, yes. "Technical issues". Like him (and the team) just discovering, after years of riding his bike for IPT, that his saddle height was like an inch different than it was at Sky.

Which, even given the history of BS he spewed while at Sky, was honestly a new low, even for a pathological liar like Froome.

Weirdly, fixing this "technical issue" didn't fix his performances.
Even more weird is Cav and Froome both had technical issues with their bikes after leaving Sky. Maybe there’s some sabotage going on.
 
IIRC last year technical issues with his bike prevented him from showing his true form to the team and resulted in him missing the Tour. Hopefully no external factors will stand on his way this time: there are 3 mountain stages to show off his form in Dauphine!
His form could be quite good (for him)—but the talent isn’t there. Any of us could show up for a race in excellent form, and still get dropped during the neutral start section.
 
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Great win for the team today, a magisterial Chris-inspired victory!!!

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Well, progress is going as predicted, today better weather and longer day, better for him, and yesterday he just took the bagoon thinking in other days. It has no sense to be 5 minutes better thinking he IS better if he lose 10 minutes instead of 15, when a big group is made.
He doesnt have this year lot of margin to improve, he has to demostrate in three days he is ti go to le Tour where he will be much stronger than here.
But of course he will be much better in 3 days. Not long stages but enough to show he is a resilience rider . Tomorrow I think he wont be at máximum...he is just focused at mountain stages...so even a top 100 would be surprising for me, but who knows, hid Vuelta post COVID the ITT was his best results...despite he didnt perfore decently as ITT except a climb ITT at Romandie after his Crash.
 
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According to Froome himself that's exactly what he intends to do this week.
"I’m going to try to get up the road and show myself while building my form and finding some race intensity.”
For how many years has Chris been "building form?"
The years are needed. He was strong his last Tour before to get Covid, he can be stronger now despite this year by his Crash, but specially the lack of races, he was much worse than usually at may and he has to built from a lower base. But he has time and he is progresing...I watched Hugo Houle blaming Froome at the team camp by the hard training they made...Tour will be different. It had no sense he was no there last year . He has to show something before but his team wanst at Romandie (I dont Know why) so he has just Dauphine to show, and for him just the three last stages counts.

A top 50 in one of them just following wheels without work would be a progresion and something than counts, but I hope he can show more and shut up mouths. I hace followed him every race from his Crash and he can performance well this Tour. No long mountain stages, he is already 39, but he can do something very meritable, important for his career and for cycling.