That TT was run on dry roads. Strenght was all that was important. Today was about how much risk you were willing to take. Porte could have done the same time as Froome. But that would also increase the chance of falling. Froome didn't seem to care...Brullnux said:Yeah, especially considering Porte put 37 seconds into Froome just a couple of weeks ago in a slightly longer and hillier TT. I'd be disappointed personally if I were Porte.SeriousSam said:Not for the podium, no, but in a Tour that offers little opportunity to make individual strength count, losing 30 seconds to Froome today is a very bad day if you want to win the Tour.
We'll see immediately once it goes uphill whether Porte is the best climber. If he isn't, the only reasonable scenario in which Froome doesn't win the Tour is if he crashes.