samhocking said:Well it goes to show how TV can perpetuate anything, when you have a fool leading and others want to make it something it probably isn't on social media.
Kirby, having just watched this live footage of Froome in an ITT on a TT bike with disc wheel, and then his road bike being filmed for some reason being carried by a mechanic, comments on live TV to thousands of cycling fans:
"This is Chris Froome's bike being handed back, having been monitored, presumably x-rayed, jigged, and the like"
Froome only finished 10 minutes earlier, he's still warming down on his TT bike lol!
Cyclingnews Journalist and administration here - Susan Westemeyer then tweets "What was that with Froome's bike????"
Eurosport's Jose Been replies "we wondered also ;-0"
Susan Westemeyer replies "One could come up with all sorts of thoughts on that....."
thehog, presumably reading this on twitter then posts here "Dawg up to his old tricks again, looking for any advantage he can get"
LaFlorecita then replies "It was just the frame too, they had removed the wheels. Why not put it on the roof of the car?"
This all stems from Kirby making stuff up and individuals at Eurosport seemingly happy to push an assumption, something is suspicious without checking anything, despite having a relatively large following on Twitter and the ability to then report from that position of at least the cycling media and the influence that can have, even if not intended.
While you don't expect Kirby to be aware of anything, some basic common sense while watching tells you all you needed to know that it was just a mechanic putting a bike into a team car, like every mechanic does thousands of times a season.
Portal wrote that they did some recon after Romandie, Froome has been seen on Planche des Belles Filles, so, he needed a road bike.