It's not like O'Neill and Day were using the latest gear either. O'Neill was on a Six/13 Slice and Day an aluminium Teschner. Several others were on P3C's (probably the best frame on the market at the time) and other high end TT rigs. Can't find what Froome was on, he was at the UCI WT academy and hadn't joined Konica-Minolta by then.TheRedSon said:I've always appreciated the value of that 17th in 2006 with shoddy equipment.
Australia won just about every medal on the road that year. Honestly, it's a wonder the Commonwealth could produce 80 cyclists at all if they were going to limit Australia and Canada to just three each.
Anyway, Froome didn't beat anyone from Australia, New Zealand, England, Canada, Northern Ireland or South Africa. He beat the other guys on bikes like the one in that picture linked above.