TdF Stage 9 – Five Passes On The Menu [Spoilers]
his missus Michelle Cound famously tweeted during last years Wiggo/Froome Tour episode/ WAG war
“If you want loyalty, get a Froome dog… a quality I value… although being taken advantage of by others!”
(edited to remove link to hateful newspaper and use more appropriate source)Posted 4 years agoforzafkawiMember
Sky totally caught with their pants down today and questions whether they have the right team selection for this tour. Froome never looked troubled though and probably rode a very similar race to if he had had two or three teammates round him.
I thought when Quintana attacked he was acting under Valverde’s orders to soften Froome up for a Valverde attack but it never materialised. Just shows I think that although Movistar had strength in numbers today, they didn’t have a GC rider to trouble Froome.
Barring any unusual disasters Sky and Froome should have a relatively straighforward run to the first time trial where Froome should almost certainly put significant more time into his rivals.
Tough day for Richie Porte but it’s probably for the best for Froome and the team. He can just concentrate on supporting Froome rather than expending any more effort defending a GC podium place.Posted 4 years agodeviantMember
Impressive from Froome today, once he was isolated I thought the other GC contenders were going to take him apart….he had hell’s own job having to monitor each attack himself and respond instead of having lieutenants to do it for him.Posted 4 years ago
I reckon he could ride this tour without support now….he’s showed his strength again and the others are found wanting…as others said he’ll also dominate the other GC riders on the remaining TTs.
A worthy winner if he pulls it off.mogrimMember
Impressive from Froome today, once he was isolated I thought the other GC contenders were going to take him apart….he had hell’s own job having to monitor each attack himself and respond instead of having lieutenants to do it for him.
Not sure, today wasn’t an ideal day for an attack, that long downhill to the finish was a pretty risky place for a GC candidate to go for it… I wonder if the main players weren’t holding on and playing it safe: if the finish had been at the end of the climb I’m sure we would have seen more attacks.
And it’s great to see that Sky isn’t the all-conquering snorefest that we saw last year!Posted 4 years ago
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