The Hitch said:I can't find that post, but that is exactly the type of ignorance Bailsford aims his BS at.
Why does Froome so often attack once whereas sometimes other riders attack 10 x? Because Froome is so strong he only needs to attack once.
Identical to Contador on Verbier or Armstrong on Alpe, or Sestrieres or Pantani on Alpe.
When do riders attack multiple times in a climb? when they cant drop their opponent. So they have to go again. eg Schleck on Tourmalet.
There's this myth that Contador or Pantani or Armstrong always attacks 50 x on a climb but its just selective memory based on highlight reels. When they had riders match them they attacked multiple times, just like Froome went multiple times in the last minute of Pena Cabarga when Cobo matched him. When Contador was as strong as Froome however he didn't attack 50x, he attacked once and just like Froome rode it to the finish.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuS4glCoRqU The acceleration is about 30 seconds in. Its almost identical to that Froome 2013, 1 acceleration and goodbye everyone.
Or here is Contador on Arcalis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r45l4ndMZ_o
Again, 1 attack. None of that 50 attacks bull****, brailsford and trolls claim.
Actually Froome attacked, 3 or 4 times on Ventoux, though 2 were small accelerations not full out ones. Twice against Contador including the all time most ridiculous one, and then twice against Quintana. Sort of like Armstrong on Sestrieres actually. But hey, Froome is clean cos he only ever attacks once but everyone else is doping.
This bull**** argument belongs in Braisfraud's tabloids aimed at white van drivers, not in an educated cycling forum.
Finally someone talking sense. What gets me about Froome's transformation, appart from it being alien and thus not credible, is that it was accompanied by the Sky juggernaut and all the propaganda the media outlet had at its disposal. And I don’t trust Brailsford any more than I can throw him. However in taking access to a myth of Anglo-wholesomeness as counterweight and counterculture to Mediterranean omertà, which is laden with a passive racism, it has been sold as the “New Cycling" and as "clean" cycling.
Nothing against the British, mind you, but I find such falsehood appalling.