Froome ignorance, he could always TT and climb

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Sep 16, 2009
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Froome is the second coming of Christ

He has always had potential. Its not surprising seeing him do what he is doing

He would win this years tour if they rode for him. He will top 5 the time trial on Monday

If Sky ride for Wiggins, Evans or Nibali wins the tour

If Sky ride for Froome, Froome wins the tour

Froome should have won the Vuelta last year but sky put all their eggs in the Wiggins basket and Cobo took advantage

They are doing the same this time around. History is repeating. They will ride for the wrong person

Froome is God
 
Jan 27, 2011
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element said:
He's clearly a lot leaner than he was even back in 2009. If he was capable of those results as a 22 year old in the tour, it's not inconceivable that he could be doing what he's doing now with good health, lower weight, altitude training, and a more structured race program.
The only people I've ever noticed get leaner, lose kilograms and then IMPROVE in the time trial are Bradley Wiggins and frikkin Chris Froome.
 
Mar 11, 2009
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Havetts said:
The only people I've ever noticed get leaner, lose kilograms and then IMPROVE in the time trial are Bradley Wiggins and frikkin Chris Froome.
It's that swim training. It must be.
 
May 19, 2011
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Havetts said:
The only people I've ever noticed get leaner, lose kilograms and then IMPROVE in the time trial are Bradley Wiggins and frikkin Chris Froome.
spot on
:D
 
"Accident and illness have marred his early 2012 season preparations, however he returned for the Tour de Romandie where he cajoled Wiggins along in his quest for the overall win."

http://www.itv.com/tourdefrance/riders/chris-froome/

There is still more to come! To think what we have seen is a mere shadow of what he could be once he enjoys uninterrupted preparation. He's very fortunate that the Schistosomiasis aka bilharzias kindly decided to manifest itself two years running outwith key parts of the season. Is there a doctor in the house? It’d be interesting to estimate the likely loss of training to this blood feeding parasitic disease, the treatment and any potential medium term impact on him?

http://www.itv.com/tourdefrance/news/tour-de-france-chris-froome-exclusive-interview/

Also, the whole Kenyan altitude thing I was clinging to as a possible explanation doesn't wash either. Apparently he moved to South Africa aged 8 and was raised there.

I think we’ll have to wait until the Vuelta to see him in a position to be unshackled and show what he is truly capable of (ala conclusion of last Vuelta).
 
Fergoose said:
There is still more to come! To think what we have seen is a mere shadow of what he could be once he enjoys uninterrupted preparation. He's very fortunate that the Schistosomiasis aka bilharzias kindly decided to manifest itself two years running outwith key parts of the season. Is there a doctor in the house? It’d be interesting to estimate the likely loss of training to this blood feeding parasitic disease, the treatment and any potential medium term impact on him?
First of all, we'd need to know which type of parasites infected him. There are several. Most common in Africa are Schistosoma mansoni and Schistosoma haematobium.
First one causes intestinal schistosomiasis, symptoms are normally diarrhea, general weakness and abdominal pains.
Second one causes urinary schistosomiasis. In most cases there's no symptoms apart from orange colored urines and pain while peeing.

Both of them are treated with Praziquantel, single dose. In my experience, recovery from bilharzia is extremely fast (a few days, especially the urinary one).

The real mistery to me is why somebody who's already experienced the disease less than a year before would take such a long time in:
1) diagnosing it;
2) treating it.
 
Mar 13, 2009
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Sasquatch said:
Froome is the second coming of Christ

He has always had potential. Its not surprising seeing him do what he is doing

He would win this years tour if they rode for him. He will top 5 the time trial on Monday

If Sky ride for Wiggins, Evans or Nibali wins the tour

If Sky ride for Froome, Froome wins the tour

Froome should have won the Vuelta last year but sky put all their eggs in the Wiggins basket and Cobo took advantage

They are doing the same this time around. History is repeating. They will ride for the wrong person

Froome is God
good post grates
 
Mar 4, 2010
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I'm guessing there are about 50 active riders who had shown more GT potential by age 25 than Froome had. Including several on his team.
 

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