what bothers me the most isn't that Froome won the Stage-is THE HOW- When AC, Nibs & Santambrogio crossed the last K mark, the aerial view unveiled how "ridiculous" the SKY scam works-everyone is at that point was choking while Froome was just led to them within a couple meters, so he could just drop the life out of the competition like nothing....
too much SKY BS to the point that I'm even starting to dislike my own countrymen Uran & Henao for being part of it
He's a professional so it wouldn't make a bit of difference to me. He obviously needs access to better training. He was barely better than Henao. He's going to have to rethink his approach or he's not going to go down as the legend many thought he would be when retired.
The bridging was and the attack was expected, just that I was expecting Contador to follow. Contador spent some fuel on the futile attacks earlier, but I thought he would have recovered after sitting behind Nibali for a while. Still, Froome would have had the advantage having drafted the entire climb I guess.
This indeed is the far more likely explanation after having watched it. Froome just is in a better shape than the rest at the moment. Which says nothing about what will happen later. Doesn't change the fact that the rest of team Sky is ridiculously strong.
Real stage for cycling esthetes! Is anyone angry about Sky? Why? Get angry towards Santambrogio who did an oustanding stage, Nibali who gives 2 powerful pulls. Get angry to the guys who many people considered the second league climbers, like poor Vincenzo Nibali with his notorious 7 minutes down in the Giro...
Watching the stage, I caught myself thinking that Nibali is an absolutely superior climber when an ascent goes in very very high but steady tempo while it doesn't suit Purito very strongly.