The plan was to have teammates to latch on to. This is completely solo against three decent riders working quite well together. Yesterday he was visibly worse than Pozzo. Today he's 2013 vintage.TheSpud said:MartinGT said:This is Landis on Steroids.
Brailsfraud will say it was planned blah blah. Sky flexing their muscles showing they're boss.
Big difference is that Froome didnt blow up and lose 10 minutes yesterday before pulling this out. Perfectly plausible to plan for a break like this (in the last few days, not pre race) - probably 50/50 on whether it would work or not. Combine it with a day feeling tip top and others faltering / being taken by suprise. Still a day to go - he could suffer big time tomorrow.