Teams & Riders Chris Froome Discussion Thread.

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jens_attacks said:
gotta say chapeau to the guy. never afraid of attacking
Completely agree this is 1st time he done it with descent finish but tell me a race were he as never attacked on a MTF. He has the most heart aswell. Maybe he fakes it but look at TDF Wiggins looked like he was dropping CF then bang Froome recovers. Same with Veulta 12 he attacked the favs after it was clear every day he was losing time. I think one day he will get his props.
 
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Froome V Contador. We will all have to wait and see. Froome good today, more like watching a training ride. Zero competition. Quite boring.
 

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Best stage racer in the world at the moment.

At least nobody could ever have accused Lance Armstrong of that. ;)
 

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Froome could have won this stage if the weather was good. I wonder whether this will be lots of fun in July if he hits 100%. Want to see epic battles!:p:p
 
A good week for Froome, his strength is back to normal after taking a backwards step with his injury and illness. I'm expecting Froome v Contador to be epic this July. There won't be much in it but Contador will suffer in the iTT and be beaten.
 
Hmm beware. Contador started out as ITT specialist. And at the height of his career he'd beaten Cancellara in a Tour ITT when Cancellara was at his best ITT years...

Just saying. Don't think Contador has to 'suffer' much to Froome in an ITT if Contador is really back to his old level.
 
Dekker_Tifosi said:
Hmm beware. Contador started out as ITT specialist. And at the height of his career he'd beaten Cancellara in a Tour ITT when Cancellara was at his best ITT years...

Just saying. Don't think Contador has to 'suffer' much to Froome in an ITT if Contador is really back to his old level.
Yes Contador has put in some very good performances in the past, I just don't see him getting close to Froome on a course that is almost perfect for Froome.
 
Pricey_sky said:
Yes Contador has put in some very good performances in the past, I just don't see him getting close to Froome on a course that is almost perfect for Froome.
I love how a flat TT is perfect for Froome, just like a mountain. Froome is reedonkulous.
 
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Hmm beware. Contador started out as ITT specialist. And at the height of his career he'd beaten Cancellara in a Tour ITT when Cancellara was at his best ITT years...

Just saying. Don't think Contador has to 'suffer' much to Froome in an ITT if Contador is really back to his old level.
There's one thing though. We don't know how Contador at his prime performed in such a long flat ITT. We've no feats for that, tour 2010 doesn't count since the wind changed and that wasn't the best Contador.

We know Froome is amazing at it, i expect Contador to at least lose 1 minute.
 
Miburo said:
There's one thing though. We don't know how Contador at his prime performed in such a long flat ITT. We've no feats for that, tour 2010 doesn't count since the wind changed and that wasn't the best Contador.

We know Froome is amazing at it, i expect Contador to at least lose 1 minute.
Tour 2007 first TT 54km

1 Aleksandr Vinokoerov Kazachstan Astana 1h 06'34"
2 Cadel Evans Predictor - Lotto + 1'14" 1h 07'48"
3 Andreas Klöden Astana + 1'39" 1h 08'13"
4 Andrej Kasjetsjkin Astana + 1'44" 1h 08'18"
5 Bradley Wiggins Groot-Brittannië Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone + 2'14" 1h 08'48"
6 Jaroslav Popovitsj Oekraïne Discovery Channel + 2'16" 1h 08'50"
7 Alberto Contador Spanje Discovery Channel + 2'18" 1h 08'52"
8 Sylvain Chavanel Frankrijk Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone + 2'38" 1h 09'12"
9 Levi Leipheimer Verenigde Staten Discovery Channel + 2'39" 1h 09'13"
10 Mikel Astarloza Euskaltel - Euskadi + 2'42" 1h 09'16"

Second TT

rang renner land ploeg tijd
1 Levi Leipheimer Verenigde Staten Discovery Channel 1u 02' 44"
2 Cadel Evans Predictor - Lotto op 51"
3 Vladimir Karpets Caisse d'Epargne op 1' 56"
4 Jaroslav Popovitsj Oekraïne Discovery Channel op 2' 01"
5 Alberto Contador Spanje Discovery Channel op 2' 18"
6 José Iván Gutiérrez Spanje Caisse d'Epargne op 2' 27"
7 George Hincapie Verenigde Staten Discovery Channel op 2' 33"
8 Óscar Pereiro Spanje Caisse d'Epargne op 2' 36"
9 Leif Hoste België Predictor - Lotto op 2' 48"
10 Mikel Astarloza Spanje Euskaltel - Euskadi op 2' 50"

Granted, back then a 62 kg climber could top 5 a pan flat tt. Look at those names
 

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contador will lose 1' at the very very very best. the question is if he's really good enough to beat froome on the mountain stages.
 

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LaFlorecita said:
I'm gonna bet Contador will lose 2'18" :)
Lool i see what you mean. :D
I would sell it for that, 2,18 is just about what to expect really, and it could even be more so I would sell it for that and hope he can gain some time elsewhere, which I believe he can.
 

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RichieTheBest said:
contador will lose 1' at the very very very best. the question is if he's really good enough to beat froome on the mountain stages.
1 minute is far from enough, its pancake flat, here the freak clearly have the advantage, with a huge margin. I would guess it won´t be under 2 min and 2 minutes would be a very good result for AC.
 
Butterhead said:
1 minute is far from enough, its pancake flat, here the freak clearly have the advantage, with a huge margin. I would guess it won´t be under 2 min and 2 minutes would be a very good result for AC.
I agree with this, Contador will need at least 2 minutes going into that final TT. It will be good to see Froome tested so he has to go full genius in the TT.
 

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i think 2-3 mins will be a non compensable gap if froome is in ok conditions. 5 top finishes is rather his territory


btw tony said he had made a mistake that cost him around 5 sec so no surprises (messed up one turn). logically martin is a bit better than chris, but the tdf 13 rematch took place!:p
 
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LaFlorecita said:
I'm gonna bet Contador will lose 2'18" :)
LaFlo.. you always pessimistic:p.. come on! True contador said himself that he was concerned about the ITT. But I think he won't be loosing that much though.

Besides who knows he might put more time to froome before the final ITT and all this what if would be not very relevance. (hey one can dream .. you know :D) Last year, even with contador's form sucks, his team managed to put 1 minute on Froome during the cross wind flat stage. And looking at sky's team now, with too many sick, crash, fatigue and their best lieutenant richie can't even finish his race, all around TS boys have a lot more stronger squad than them.. well, at least on paper.

I have to say, this whole thing make it so suspense. Last year we are all on the edge of hoping contador resurrection that's never materialized. This year is the opposite. He is showing a sign of life, but his ITT still debatable to the nausea. And on the other hand, sky went from dominating every race they enter in the past 2 years to shuffling team roaster due to illness, fatigue, and struggling to even complete a 8 man roaster. who said cycling is predictable? :D who knows contador might even surprise us by beating froome in itt. Then this thread will go banana..
 
Jelantik said:
LaFlo.. you always pessimistic:p.. come on! True contador said himself that he was concerned about the ITT. But I think he won't be loosing that much though.

Besides who knows he might put more time to froome before the final ITT and all this what if would be not very relevance. (hey one can dream .. you know :D) Last year, even with contador's form sucks, his team managed to put 1 minute on Froome during the cross wind flat stage. And looking at sky's team now, with too many sick, crash, fatigue and their best lieutenant richie can't even finish his race, all around TS boys have a lot more stronger squad than them.. well, at least on paper.

I have to say, this whole thing make it so suspense. Last year we are all on the edge of hoping contador resurrection that's never materialized. This year is the opposite. He is showing a sign of life, but his ITT still debatable to the nausea. And on the other hand, sky went from dominating every race they enter in the past 2 years to shuffling team roaster due to illness, fatigue, and struggling to even complete a 8 man roaster. who said cycling is predictable? :D who knows contador might even surprise us by beating froome in itt. Then this thread will go banana..
Check Red Rick's post... #2245 in this thread :D
 
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Jelantik said:
LaFlo.. you always pessimistic:p.. come on! True contador said himself that he was concerned about the ITT. But I think he won't be loosing that much though.

Besides who knows he might put more time to froome before the final ITT and all this what if would be not very relevance. (hey one can dream .. you know :D) Last year, even with contador's form sucks, his team managed to put 1 minute on Froome during the cross wind flat stage. And looking at sky's team now, with too many sick, crash, fatigue and their best lieutenant richie can't even finish his race, all around TS boys have a lot more stronger squad than them.. well, at least on paper.

I have to say, this whole thing make it so suspense. Last year we are all on the edge of hoping contador resurrection that's never materialized. This year is the opposite. He is showing a sign of life, but his ITT still debatable to the nausea. And on the other hand, sky went from dominating every race they enter in the past 2 years to shuffling team roaster due to illness, fatigue, and struggling to even complete a 8 man roaster. who said cycling is predictable? :D who knows contador might even surprise us by beating froome in itt. Then this thread will go banana..
AC put time into alien CF on mountain top finish, LOL, I will believe when I see it:p
 
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maxmartin said:
AC put time into alien CF on mountain top finish, LOL, I will believe when I see it:p
LOL.. maxmartin..:D same concept with Nibali can get to his top form like last year Giro in 2 months! I believe when I see it too ;)
 
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