Tour of the Alps 2021 (April 19th-23rd)

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What are you keeping your eye on during the Tour of the Alps?

  • who's going to win

    Votes: 15 25.9%
  • a youngster or outsider the thread-starter didn't even know existed

    Votes: 11 19.0%
  • the scenery

    Votes: 22 37.9%
  • who's in form for the Giro

    Votes: 22 37.9%
  • whether Anton Palzer is the new LeMond

    Votes: 17 29.3%
  • whether Bernal's back is good

    Votes: 11 19.0%
  • whether Pinot's back is good

    Votes: 15 25.9%
  • whether Hindley will have to wait for Bardet when he's in for a podium

    Votes: 9 15.5%
  • whether Hindley will have to put on a rain jacket

    Votes: 15 25.9%
  • your girl/boyfriend/Netflix

    Votes: 9 15.5%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .
it is a miracle Froome is even racing at this level at all considering his injuries
Fair play to him for coming back when he could do without the aggro or shitty comments

he is a multi millionaire and doesnt need the money

I for one admire his fighting spirit and wish him well

I hope he gets up there and I think he will ...may not win a GT again but will win something
Froome should supposedly have one job in this race: work for Dan Martin.

He's not exactly doing very well in that regard. I get the impression some "fans" ask for special dispensation from critique with regards to his performances, i.e. because he was injured or whatnot.

All I see is a very sad sight to be honest, i.e. a GT multi-winner rolling around like a continental pro rider. The poster above is right about one thing: he's a multi-millionaire. So why publicly aim so high (Tour de France 2021, which is his de-facto stated ambition) when he's totally incapable of delivering anywhere near that promise? He could have just sailed into the sunset (or taken a lesser contract with lesser goals just for the joy of racing) but nope, it's apparently all about getting in shape for a fifth Tour.

Is it funny or sad? Champions should know when enough is enough.
I see Ineos is back to choo choo climbing even when it makes zero sense whatsoever. They had 4 riders up in GC and they destroyed themselves.
odd tactics indeed, especially as Sivakov's shape was unsure after the crash yesterday, and tomorrow's stage would have offered a great chance to attack Greenedge from far out with Martinez and/or Sosa. Now they are too far back anyway, and all left on stake for them is a potential stage win
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I see Ineos is back to choo choo climbing even when it makes zero sense whatsoever. They had 4 riders up in GC and they destroyed themselves.
From my point of view Ineos actually did a very old fashioned trick: set a tempo which they hoped was fast enough to prevent attacks & slow enough to preserve Sivakov.

It's not unusual for a team to control a group for their leader on a climb when he's nowhere near the best or good enough to respond to attacks. They like to send rivals to sleep. Hugh Carthy blew that away though so we got a good race.