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Haha, you really can't help yourself can you, I'm a competitive athlete so I know all that needs to be known about VO2Max, unlike you apparently. Genetics are (normally) where it starts and that never changes and then you need to train it, so yeah if you can't train its going to go down, OK so far ? No such problem for Froome, he said it himself. There's a reason Lemond was always asking dodgy champs what their VO2Max was...
 
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Haha, you really can't help yourself can you, I'm a competitive athlete so I know all that needs to be known about VO2Max, unlike you apparently. Genetics are (normally) where it starts and that never changes and then you need to train it, so yeah if you can't train its going to go down, OK so far ? No such problem for Froome, he said it himself. There's a reason Lemond was always asking dodgy champs what their VO2Max was...
You must have missed 2015 when GSK lab released Froome's test data :sweatsmile:

But, please...carry on...
 
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That was close. Closer than I thought he'd get (although this is 'entertainment' & show-business, so after a while we can get desensitized when faced with miracles).

But beyond Froome's performance & climbing, there's something wrong with the peloton. There are teams & riders in this race who're totally invisible. The biggest "pas normal" of the day goes to the weakest breakaway imaginable on a 14th July Alpe D'Huez stage.

What's wrong? Did the Bahrain police raid spook loads of riders? It's not normal to have Pidcock (as much as he's improved in this Tour) versus Meintjes versus Froome for the win on Alpe D'Huez. Literally the "queen stage". Not because those riders were better than everyone but because so many teams & riders clearly didn't care.
 
That was close. Closer than I thought he'd get (although this is 'entertainment' & show-business, so after a while we can get desensitized when faced with miracles).

But beyond Froome's performance & climbing, there's something wrong with the peloton. There are teams & riders in this race who're totally invisible. The biggest "pas normal" of the day goes to the weakest breakaway imaginable on a 14th July Alpe D'Huez stage.

What's wrong? Did the Bahrain police raid spook loads of riders? It's not normal to have Pidcock (as much as he's improved in this Tour) versus Meintjes versus Froome for the win on Alpe D'Huez. Literally the "queen stage". Not because those riders were better than everyone but because so many teams & riders clearly didn't care.
Alpe d'Huez stage wasn't different that dozens other queen stages given to breakaway by peloton. It was neither better not worse. The real issue is that many clinic regular posters clearly not welcoming froome finishing in top-3 on d'Huez and potential in top-25 in Paris. Froome is obviously not where he's got to be, isn't he?)
 
Alpe d'Huez stage wasn't different that dozens other queen stages given to breakaway by peloton. It was neither better not worse. The real issue is that many clinic regular posters clearly not welcoming froome finishing in top-3 on d'Huez and potential in top-25 in Paris. Froome is obviously not where he's got to be, isn't he?)
July 14th used to mean something to French riders. That gave it a different meaning (hence why Prudhomme placed Alpe D'Huez on that specific date). The fact the entirety of the French peloton sat on its collective backside & said "who cares?" means that was a very strange & underwhelming breakaway considering the date.

For example one week later in some random Pyrenean stage, FDJ just sent Madouas & Storer in the break (leaving Gaudu completely isolated), so why no Pinot on July 14th? We never get an answer for this stuff.
 
July 14th used to mean something to French riders. That gave it a different meaning (hence why Prudhomme placed Alpe D'Huez on that specific date). The fact the entirety of the French peloton sat on its collective backside & said "who cares?" means that was a very strange & underwhelming breakaway considering the date.

For example one week later in some random Pyrenean stage, FDJ just sent Madouas & Storer in the break (leaving Gaudu completely isolated), so why no Pinot on July 14th? We never get an answer for this stuff.
race situations are very different from day to day. tactics and randomness of attacks and chasing morph the breakaways and chases. you say they didn't care. oh I bet they cared, TDF is VITAL for French teams. but it didn't work. and calling underwhelming a break to Alpe after what Pidcok did in the Galibier downhill (joining Froome and bridging)...
it was, from my biased pov, a mega stage, Pidcock winning and Froome getting 3rd. if FDJ or others had the legs they could have chased, of Pinot tried to get Froome when he attacked alone
I thought about the Clinic when he attacked. it was great. great
 
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Alpe d'Huez stage wasn't different that dozens other queen stages given to breakaway by peloton. It was neither better not worse. The real issue is that many clinic regular posters clearly not welcoming froome finishing in top-3 on d'Huez and potential in top-25 in Paris. Froome is obviously not where he's got to be, isn't he?)
I'm pretty sure that if all he ever done was placing third in a mountain stage and top-25 at a Tour this thread would probably not exist and there would be no regular posters for you to think about whilst watching the race.
 
Alpe d'Huez stage wasn't different that dozens other queen stages given to breakaway by peloton. It was neither better not worse. The real issue is that many clinic regular posters clearly not welcoming froome finishing in top-3 on d'Huez and potential in top-25 in Paris. Froome is obviously not where he's got to be, isn't he?)
You don't really imagine there are posters (or humans, generally) who care about a "top-25" placing in the Tour or a top 3 placing on a mountain stage, do you? I mean, of all the many, many things one could object to about Froome, those don't even get a sniff, do they?
 
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