Teams & Riders Froome Talk Only

Page 1147 - Get up to date with the latest news, scores & standings from the Cycling News Community.
brownbobby said:
gillan1969 said:
Froome's been on borrowed time since Vuelta 2011...he'll eek out career for as long as Michelle tells him....
Now this i can empathise with....i'd have curtailed my 'career' several years ago if Mrs BB (and offspring) wasn't quite so demanding
indeed :) a Monaco lifestyle does not pay for itself...... CF BTW, I'm presuming la famille BB is not on a balcony looking at the Med ;)
 
gillan1969 said:
brownbobby said:
gillan1969 said:
Froome's been on borrowed time since Vuelta 2011...he'll eek out career for as long as Michelle tells him....
Now this i can empathise with....i'd have curtailed my 'career' several years ago if Mrs BB (and offspring) wasn't quite so demanding
indeed :) a Monaco lifestyle does not pay for itself...... CF BTW, I'm presuming la famille BB is not on a balcony looking at the Med ;)
Only for 2 weeks of the year....on a good year :(
 
Mar 7, 2017
1,098
0
0
Re:

TourOfSardinia said:
brownbobby:
Sky? You could probably make an argument they don't have much to lose.....Froome? 2 Potential GT results
yeah but I am talking about Sky and their credible future (not CF)
Why should Sky prefer a disruptive/tarnished GT leader
over their plentiful new rising stars of this season?
From a PR point of view MPCC is a no-brainer for Sky.
And stop the Kenalog training camps? Never!
 
Re: Re:

brownbobby said:
TourOfSardinia said:
brownbobby:
Sky? You could probably make an argument they don't have much to lose.....Froome? 2 Potential GT results
yeah but I am talking about Sky and their credible future (not CF)
Why should Sky prefer a disruptive/tarnished GT leader
over their plentiful new rising stars of this season?
From a PR point of view MPCC is a no-brainer for Sky.
I dunno...maybe they believe in Froome's innocence. Maybe SDB is a man of integrity ( :lol: ) and doesn't believe in hanging a man out to dry whom he believes is not guilty of any wrongdoing.

Just a thought on a direct question you posed to me for which i don't have any real answer :D :D :D
Sides aside ... great post. We need more of that clarity on here.
 
gillan1969 said:
brownbobby said:
gillan1969 said:
Froome's been on borrowed time since Vuelta 2011...he'll eek out career for as long as Michelle tells him....
Now this i can empathise with....i'd have curtailed my 'career' several years ago if Mrs BB (and offspring) wasn't quite so demanding
indeed :) a Monaco lifestyle does not pay for itself...... CF BTW, I'm presuming la famille BB is not on a balcony looking at the Med ;)
Another good one; you're on fire, Gillian!

Now what's your envy got to do with pro cycling ... even on a cycling banter forum? Just askin, brutha. :geek:
 
Re: Re:

thehog said:
wirral said:
Another comment, this time from Poels, possibly suggesting a sanction for Froome is on the cards.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/poels-keen-to-lead-sky-if-chris-froome-is-sidelined-by-ban/

Or maybe I am reading too much into this. There seems to be a trend in the comments from Sky.
I don’t think the team knows what to do with him... or Michelle for that mattter.
Right on cue, Hog. Too bad. You're a better poster than that. But I guess ... runnin wit da pack ... is bigger med.
 
Re: Re:

Alpe73 said:
thehog said:
wirral said:
Another comment, this time from Poels, possibly suggesting a sanction for Froome is on the cards.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/poels-keen-to-lead-sky-if-chris-froome-is-sidelined-by-ban/

Or maybe I am reading too much into this. There seems to be a trend in the comments from Sky.
I don’t think the team knows what to do with him... or Michelle for that mattter.
Right on cue, Hog. Too bad. You're a better poster than that. But I guess ... runnin wit da pack ... is bigger med.
Oh shut up :cool:

I think Brailsford wants Froome to just go away the he could concentrate on the pushing the next clean champion. Froome is a liability now.
 
Re: Re:

thehog said:
Alpe73 said:
thehog said:
wirral said:
Another comment, this time from Poels, possibly suggesting a sanction for Froome is on the cards.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/poels-keen-to-lead-sky-if-chris-froome-is-sidelined-by-ban/

Or maybe I am reading too much into this. There seems to be a trend in the comments from Sky.
I don’t think the team knows what to do with him... or Michelle for that mattter.
Right on cue, Hog. Too bad. You're a better poster than that. But I guess ... runnin wit da pack ... is bigger med.
Oh shut up :cool:

I think Brailsford wants Froome to just go away the he could concentrate on the pushing the next clean champion. Froome is a liability now.
You missed my point, my honorable colleague ... but not surprising. The Clinic (how many?) showing some symptoms of cabin fever, this week. Tis been a long winter of trying to bring Sky, Wiggins, Froome, Brailsford and ... Michelle ... to their knees.

Soldier on, bro; soldier on. :)
 
Re: Re:

thehog said:
Alpe73 said:
thehog said:
wirral said:
Another comment, this time from Poels, possibly suggesting a sanction for Froome is on the cards.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/poels-keen-to-lead-sky-if-chris-froome-is-sidelined-by-ban/

Or maybe I am reading too much into this. There seems to be a trend in the comments from Sky.
I don’t think the team knows what to do with him... or Michelle for that mattter.
Right on cue, Hog. Too bad. You're a better poster than that. But I guess ... runnin wit da pack ... is bigger med.
Oh shut up :cool:

I think Brailsford wants Froome to just go away the he could concentrate on the pushing the next clean champion. Froome is a liability now.
Even Tour De Lance has stated that it will never be the same for Froome now regardless of his upcoming ruling. Wiggins legacy is well and truly shot. Even Shane Sutton has been taking aim. Is Brailsford the next Johan ? Different methods but similar success.
 
Blanco said:
Alpe73 said:
gillan1969 said:
Froome's been on borrowed time since Vuelta 2011...he'll eek out career for as long as Michelle tells him....
Nice one.Classic Clinic stuff. If ya can't knock down the rider ... try his wife. True colors shining.
You do know that his wife is basically running his whole career?
Feckin women eh?

Going round supporting their husbands. Defending their husbands. Wanting the best outcomes for their families.

Feckin women....someone needs to remind them of their place in this world
 
I can't believe Froome is riding as if nothing was wrong. I'm not super mad at him for cheating or getting caught (although I would have preferred he did neither), but this is just taking the piss and making the whole sport look like even more of a *** joke than it was already.
 
brownbobby said:
Blanco said:
Alpe73 said:
gillan1969 said:
Froome's been on borrowed time since Vuelta 2011...he'll eek out career for as long as Michelle tells him....
Nice one.Classic Clinic stuff. If ya can't knock down the rider ... try his wife. True colors shining.
You do know that his wife is basically running his whole career?
Feckin women eh?

Going round supporting their husbands. Defending their husbands. Wanting the best outcomes for their families.

Feckin women....someone needs to remind them of their place in this world
She is his nutrionist, PR manager and personal trainer... a talented lady

Please don't make it sound like she's a normal athlete's wife. You can't deny she very prominently positions herself at the head of Froome's career. Name me one cyclist whose wife is as involved in her husband's career as she is.
 
LaFlorecita said:
brownbobby said:
Blanco said:
Alpe73 said:
gillan1969 said:
Froome's been on borrowed time since Vuelta 2011...he'll eek out career for as long as Michelle tells him....
Nice one.Classic Clinic stuff. If ya can't knock down the rider ... try his wife. True colors shining.
You do know that his wife is basically running his whole career?
Feckin women eh?

Going round supporting their husbands. Defending their husbands. Wanting the best outcomes for their families.

Feckin women....someone needs to remind them of their place in this world
She is his nutrionist, PR manager and personal trainer... a talented lady

Please don't make it sound like she's a normal athlete's wife. You can't deny she very prominently positions herself at the head of Froome's career. Name me one cyclist whose wife is as involved in her husband's career as she is.
You're right, she's not just a normal athletes wife...all that stuff she allegedly does....Sounds like an awesome wife to me :p

Seems like Froome is quite happy with his choice of wife and mother of his child too....guess that's just as important as what we think of her...
 
Re: Re:

ebandit said:
spalco said:
I can't believe Froome is riding as if nothing was wrong. I'm not super mad at him for cheating or getting caught (although I would have preferred he did neither), but this is just taking the piss and making the whole sport look like even more of a **** joke than it was already.
riding as though nothing is wrong....handling the pressure like a champ...

taking the p.ss riding?.....................he's following rules put in place by powers to be

Mark L
He has been asked nicely by the powers that be to stop racing
what would you do Mark L - as a reasonable human being?
 
brownbobby said:
Blanco said:
Alpe73 said:
gillan1969 said:
Froome's been on borrowed time since Vuelta 2011...he'll eek out career for as long as Michelle tells him....
Nice one.Classic Clinic stuff. If ya can't knock down the rider ... try his wife. True colors shining.
You do know that his wife is basically running his whole career?
Feckin women eh?

Going round supporting their husbands. Defending their husbands. Wanting the best outcomes for their families.

Feckin women....someone needs to remind them of their place in this world
:confused: You followed earlier conversation?
If you did, what's the problem then?
If you didn't, well next time you do!
 
Blanco said:
brownbobby said:
Blanco said:
Alpe73 said:
gillan1969 said:
Froome's been on borrowed time since Vuelta 2011...he'll eek out career for as long as Michelle tells him....
Nice one.Classic Clinic stuff. If ya can't knock down the rider ... try his wife. True colors shining.
You do know that his wife is basically running his whole career?
Feckin women eh?

Going round supporting their husbands. Defending their husbands. Wanting the best outcomes for their families.

Feckin women....someone needs to remind them of their place in this world
:confused: You followed earlier conversation?
If you did, what's the problem then?
If you didn't, well next time you do!
I'll tell you what the problem is, purely on a personal level, you can think how you want to think for yourself...

Chris Froome is a cyclist, balance of probability says he's doping. He'll join a long list of others in this regard. He gets more stick because he's good at it. That's fine. All fair game....

Light hearted banter is one thing, I'm happy to join in with that....but then it escalates. For some there's a rabid desperation to prove that C.F. and everyone associated with him is the devil incarnate....His wife is evil, his 2 year old kid is stupid, the pets he kept as a adolescent in Africa and the way he fed them evil. Relationship with the Father who left him and his Mum to fend for themselves. Evil.

We know *** all about sports people and their families except what a carefully crafted PR machine wants us to know. Unless you really do know him personally?

So, CF the cyclist. Fair game. A bit of banter about him being under the thumb. I'm in. Beyond that...I'm out.

If that makes me a Froome apologist...I'm cool with that too. Could say I'm even proud of it.
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY