He was with the best at first. He was 3rd on Arrate and 2nd in Jaca, remember? When he started fading, it was pretty obvious he was getting worse every day: he went from losing slightly to the top 3 guys, to struggling to be with the rest of the top 10. It wasn't just the "big boys" who were giving him trouble, and by the end of the Vuelta he looked like he could blow up at any time.ferryman said:Och, losing it my friend. Froome fought tooth and nail the first week to try and stay in the game. Fact is he was blown away when the big boys came to play and he couldn't cope. If you want to read anything other than he simply wasn't good enough then OK for you but you are simply wrong
So no, I don't think airstream is wrong at all. Actually what he said is, IMO, pretty obvious.