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How many yellow jerseys can Froome go on to win?

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  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Hopefully no more. He and Sky are killing the TdF. No real cycling fans want to see corporate and efficient bs brought into this sport. Especially if the perps are styless and posh.

    Luckily Froome was in it to give us a battle. Otherwise young Nairo would have walked away with it in the absence of any decent competition.
  • robnewcastlerobnewcastle Posts: 214
    edited July 2015
    Hopefully no more. He and Sky are killing the TdF. No real cycling fans want to see corporate and efficient bs brought into this sport. Especially if the perps are styless and posh.

    The nature of cycling a GT these days is that fatigue is a much greater factor given most of the riders aren't juiced up. It's much harder to go off the front and be dynamic to attain results. The nature of this tour and how difficult it was dictated things to a degree too.

    But every man and their dog knew sky would probably try and blow things apart on stage 10. They'd reccied it, done the same in 2013, why didn't other teams try and combat that strategy? The gains there together with the gains from riding effectively in the cross winds ultimately changed the dynamic of the race. They rode defensively after, who wouldn't? Movistar waited too long to do anything and Contador and Nibali simply didn't have it. Had the issue been forced more by other teams you might've seen sky try something different later in the race. They rode a tactically perfect first week to set up that stage 10 win. It was down to other teams/riders to break things up.

    I would like to have seen far more from the other teams to make it difficult for sky.
  • Hopefully no more. He and Sky are killing the TdF. No real cycling fans want to see corporate and efficient bs brought into this sport. Especially if the perps are styless and posh.

    Luckily Froome was in it to give us a battle. Otherwise young Nairo would have walked away with it in the absence of any decent competition.


    This is very true
  • markhewitt1978markhewitt1978 Posts: 7,614
    It's too easy to say Nairo would have won if it wasn't for Stage 2. As the fact was Froome was defending the yellow jersey for the majority of the race, he didn't attack because he didn't need to. If Stage 2 hadn't happened then Froome may well still have won.
  • hypsterhypster Posts: 1,183
    I agree with Joelsim and Richmond Racer 2. Chris Froome and Sky are making the Tour de France not destroying it.

    On another note some people seem to assume that Froome is likely to encounter problems at some time in the future whereas Quintana is just going to get better and sail through unscathed. Accidents and all sorts of unforeseen circumstances can befall any rider so serious crash for Quintana could wreck his race at any time as well.

    I hope not because that tends to affect the race overall as in last year with both Froome and Contador out it was a walkover for Nibali.
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