See, the thing is, casual cycling fans really cannot truly appreciate the heroism of Froome as he conquers grand tour after grand tour despite his many, many afflictions. Few may be aware of the lung transplant that he endured between the TDF and the Vuelta, and the fact that both knee joints had to be replaced mid-season after another bilharzia outbreak had affected circulation to the joints. Kidney failure? Well of course, that too. Sky worked overtime to make sure that the priest who administered the last rites to Froome before stage 18 was ferried out of the team bus unseen by the press.The Dawg is truly a thing of wonder the ill-er he gets the quicker he rides!