Froome is just a better time trialist, its not so weird, no need to put him on pedastal just because he did what was expected of him.
8 seconds is nothing, not even 1 second pr. km, and you have no idea with which effort they went into it, AC already said before the start he wouldnt take any risks down the technical descent. Froome obviously rode full gas all the way.
What it tells me is that those bookies are morons. Guess thats why I usually win money betting on cycling. Not cos I am genius, but just cos they seem to be dumber. My personal favorite was definately Froome. I didnt expect to see AC in top 5 though.
I am not the gambling type so I usually only bet for neglible amounts and I am not smarter than bookies in general, but often bookies dont got a clue in cycling. Especially in the first stages of a GT fx.
Had I knoen that the odds on Froome were so high yesterday I would have put some money on him for sure. But as said I am not the type so I dont pay attention to bookie odds regularly