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Broom for Froome
Last Post 06/25/2013 03:18 PM by bob etzler. 7 Replies.
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Pin0Q0

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06/24/2013 04:48 PM
Good article.

http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/room-froome-tour-france-173543252--spt.html
bobswire

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06/24/2013 05:30 PM
I think it's titled Room for Froome, if he ends up with the broom then Sky is doomed.
Article is HERE for those too lazy to copy and paste.
Pin0Q0

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06/25/2013 06:08 AM
Where is your sense of humor Bob?
bobswire

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06/25/2013 08:46 AM
What!?! You didn't think "if he ends up with the broom then sky is doomed" was not humorous? I got a chuckle out of it.
BUT this is not funny...
Froome no longer on list of Bike Pure supporters:

Layhe states that efforts to receive data from the biggest of the Tour de France favourites, Chris Froome, have been unsuccessful. The Briton was runner-up in last year’s race and has had an outstanding season thus far, winning the Tour of Oman, the Critérium International, the Tour de Romandie and the Critérium du Dauphiné.

He is for many people the strongest contender for the Tour de France.

According to Layhe, Froome joined Bike Pure several years ago when he was part of the Barloworld setup. The organisation is voluntarily, but those who have been featured as members have benefited from a boost to their credibility as they aligned with an anti-doping organisation.

However Layhe has said that repeated efforts to contact Froome over an eighteen month period have led to no replies, and that he now interprets that as a sign that he no longer wants to be involved.

“We have asked for clarification from Chris on a number of occasions in the last eighteen months via email and direct message on Twitter if he still wished to form part of our organisation. As a result of not receiving such clarification from Chris or Team Sky in recent days we have made the difficult decision to remove his bio page from our website. This in no way insinuates that Froome is a suspicious rider but we feel that if riders do not support our organisation then there is no reason for us to promote them as such.”

He added that requests in recent weeks to Froome to provide his data during or after the Tour were not responded to by the rider, and that Team Sky had itself had said that he would not be making any of that information public.

“For those who ask 'Why should riders release their data?', our reply would simply be 'Why wouldn't you?’ he states. “World opinion is that pro cycling is tainted and as such, many cycling fans have become non believers. Bike Pure are campaigning for more transparency and emphasis on the publication of data which over time, will help bring the non believers back to the sport.”

VeloNation has sought comment from Team Sky but has not yet received a statement on the matter. It has insisted to Bike Pure that it is a clean team, but said that any release of data needs to be a sport-wide initiative by teams and riders.

Read more: Here
Yo Mike

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06/25/2013 09:59 AM
Hmmmmmm......Froome no longer interested in the Bike Pure organization? Is it the wimpy sounding name?

Whatever the reason for his distance / silence, I am sure Froome trusts the medical staff of his team.
Pin0Q0

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06/25/2013 02:17 PM
Not a fan of Froome, I was merely agreeing with the article that he has and will sweep up pretty much all the races that he has/will participates in. His arrogance and cheeky comments irritates me, just like TJ's but their talent (?? riding ability more like it) speaks volume. I will be rooting for both Cav and Cadel this year and like to see Andy S come back and maybe get on the podium just because I like to see nice guys do well, but that's not going to happen. Either way I think it's going to be a great tour for the fans and a brutal one for the participants. I'm pumped.
jrt1045

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06/25/2013 02:40 PM
Tired of all the "marginal gains" baloney. The whole Sky things sounds remarkably familiar to a PR campaign that I have already heard...like 10 years ago

Wiggins was a bit of a stretch but he developed over time, Froome a little bit bigger of a stretch, but Porte? That is definitely a mule turned into a race horse
bobswire

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06/25/2013 03:18 PM
Looking forward to July 18 when they climb THIS twice.
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