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Teams & Riders Froome Talk Only

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Fearless Greg Lemond said:
Cycling is sooooooo healthy:

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Biafra racing.

I found the solution for this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9FRSghXhDM
 
May 26, 2009
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It's all making sense now. No wonder Froome didn't do anything in the early part of his cycling career, he was to busy focusing on his extra work in the movies. Who can forget that moving performance in Schindler's List as '14th concentration camp victim'. How he didn't win Best Actor at the Academy Awards, I'll never know.
 
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blackcat said:
wigans wont be risking much. yeah, ego. yeah, some reputation, while the british public still imbibe the DimSpace mythology of premier character and work ethic. the chariots of fire muscular christianity w@nk. let them have their delusion

what is he risking? well, he aint risking his knighthood unless they bust him for doping. he is just manning up and paying Froome back for last years effort when froome was the best man but sacrificed his own chance.

ok, if his mythology is demolished, he might lose post career earnings from endorsements and media gigs, and doing some good george best impressions with beer ambassadorships....

i dont know, i am old fashioned, i thought wigans owed chris froome.

Oh I am with you on the old fashioned part. He does owe Froome. Probably owes Porte as well. Wiggins was never gonna pay him back even if he had the form, which I don't think he has. He'd have been quite below last year, primarily because I think he dropped it all down quite a few notches.

But there is more at stake than paying the Dawg back for being nice enough not to embarass him last Tour.

Given the way Wiggins has ridden this year, where Nibali spanked him silly at every opportunity, I don't see how he'd have been at last years level or even close. I really think he was well below a lot of the Sky roster and if he'd have raced, given how bonkers Froome is going, then people would have asked questions about his performance last year. Also there is the comparison to Froome and like you said the potential to lose future earnings.

Does anyone here think Wiggins will ride another GT seriously? Evans has and he is older than Wiggins by 3 years. Something ain't right in Wiggins camp.
 
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The doosh that called masses of others bone idle, criticized them for not applying themselves, mocked them for not geting off their arses and working hard is sitting at home doing nothing, afraid to show himself.
 
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darwin553 said:
And by that do you mean Ulrich?

We've asked you to read up on doping history if you want to contribute.

You joked around and played the fool card. Time to actually do some research.

Gewiss Fleche Wallone 1994.

Mapei Paris Roubaix 1996.

Or anything to do with ONCE.

Google them all. Hit them up on YouTube, kick back and enjoy the show. Also watch anything to do with Indurain or Riis in the early to mid 90s.

Because I am in a good mood, the first one if for free:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3rZphEtzSM

As for the topic of the thread...Froome.

Since thehog and benotti69 aren't here, I might take over. Might being the selective word. Someone has to carry the slack right? ;)

Talking about slack...watch the Dawg tomorrow night. Will be a cracker. Especially if Valverde goes early. The tell will be how much time he puts into Quintana and Contador, the two best climbers in the peloton.

It'd be great if Movistar send Costa into a break with Valverde. They could really do some damage to Sky. Then Froome has to come out of hiding. I'm thinking some 2009 Dauphine action might be in play here. Switch the roles of Evans that year with Froome and we might get a spectacle.

Seriously, somebody attack for Pete's sake! Make Froome have to do the ridiculous. Saxo, send Kreuziger up the road with Roche. Movistar, send in Costa and Valverde. Sky can't cover them all. JV if you're reading this...get your boys to do something. We wanna see Froome break your Ventoux record!!

Andy Schleck and Evans anyone?
 
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autologous said:
The doosh that called masses of others bone idle, criticized them for not applying themselves, mocked them for not geting off their arses and working hard is sitting at home doing nothing, afraid to show himself.

Oh I know. I had a nice month ban for calling it out in April...among other things. But that is what started it.

Calling Wiggins crap what it is. Just an excuse. Something to cover his transgressions and sins. His fraud.

However he may behave, at least he isn't as big a pharmacological joke as Chris Froome. I doubt there will be another quite like this Dawg for some time. :p
 
Galic Ho said:
Seriously, somebody attack for Pete's sake! Make Froome have to do the ridiculous. Saxo, send Kreuziger up the road with Roche. Movistar, send in Costa and Valverde. Sky can't cover them all. JV if you're reading this...get your boys to do something. We wanna see Froome break your Ventoux record!!

Andy Schleck and Evans anyone?

All the opponents you mention, it seems to me Costa is the best suited. Otherwise, IMHO Saxo dug deep yesterday. It might have been too much to have something to attack Froome on Ventoux.

That's assuming Froome doesn't just go alien and ride away like he's a Pro at the local cafe run. Which, is entirely possible.
 
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DirtyWorks said:
All the opponents you mention, it seems to me Costa is the best suited. Otherwise, IMHO Saxo dug deep yesterday. It might have been too much to have something to attack Froome on Ventoux.

That's assuming Froome doesn't just go alien and ride away like he's a Pro at the local cafe run. Which, is entirely possible.

I have no doubt Froome will ride away from them I simply want the other teams to make it so hard for him, that he has no option but to ride away. As it is, I think he is deliberately toning it all down. Even yesterday. Make it look believable to the masses.

In other words, give him no option but to go full throttle up Ventoux. If they do that and he comes anywhere near JV's Ventoux record, which I think was mentioned as 58'44, or something close to that the other day, then it will be a step in the right direction. I don't know how any clean rider could stomach to be mocked in this fashion. IMO it's worse than LA. At least T-Mobile and other teams fought. Beloki, Ullrich, Basso and even Vino. This is just a travesty. Froome looks like he is on cruise control.

Unless people are in a position to gain major time on him, Froome will not ride away. Why? Has no impetus to do so. Sky learnt a lesson after Ax3 Domaines. People noticed and they were vocal about their dislike! It is actually really sad that Valverde lost time. Why? Because Costa lost time too. Sure they will be fresh but they did chase for quite some time. Having 2 Movistar guys in the top 10 gave them far more options. Now Froome can simply let them go and say to the other GC guys...wanna chase him? Because I can beat him, you can't. He knows the rest are all fighting for second. When Movistar still had 2nd, IMO it gave them more cards to play.

The way Sky have been riding, it really looks a lot like 2006. So why not do a Perreiro? Same darn team in Movistar. Valverde is more than up to it. He has the best form of all the GC riders other than Froome. Just have Quintana mark Froome.

We'll see how this pans out. Alien attack on the moon like Ventoux? Why not?

@darwin553 or whatever your handle is...watched the video yet? That is what is referred to as a fat **** riding up climbs and beating skinny guys. Don't forget it when you watch. Big men can't do that clean.
 
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Imo in order of most likely to least likely

Froome stays with the other contenders and does an Armstrong to gain 30 seconds

He goes full alien after Porte destroys the group and gains 2 minutes on Contador

He just stays with the other GC guys without doing anything (proving he is clean)

He gets dropped on purpose and loses around 15 seconds to Contador (proving he is clean and Contador is doping)
 
Galic Ho said:
The tell will be how much time he puts into Quintana and Contador, the two best climbers in the peloton.

GH, you're obviously so out of the loop. Bertie is no longer the best climber. Now it's The Transfroomation.

Or is The Transfroomation a TT specialist?

Oh dang, what was it again, Transfroomed into TT specialist or climber?

Oh ya, he's both. Just had to apply himself. Be hungrier. Train smarter. Actually look at his TSS. Bring his pillow.