If you look at some of the Clinic threads, blackcat has even said Froome is probably Clinic material.cineteq said:Talented is the wrong word. You better find a different word.
Talent: the skill that someone has quite naturally to do something that is hard
The point of contention is not whether or not he is clean, but whether he's a Carl Lewis freak-talent-that-is-also-doping, or a Ben Johnson chemically-induced-monster.
Froome's reinvention last August was a preposterous, ludicrous and ridiculous transformation. If you delete the whole of his career between August 2008 and August 2011, you can see that there is feasible talent that reasonable progression would have seen him end up where he did. However, most of us simply can't un-see that three years where he did not much of not much at all and are more reluctant to buy him as a once-in-a-lifetime talent as a result.