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Is Froome being a baby?
Last Post 07/17/2013 11:37 AM by Frederick Jones. 17 Replies.
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CERV

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07/17/2013 12:33 AM
http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/15016/Froome-miffed-at-Contador-after-Spaniard-falls-and-he-nearly-crashes-on-descent-into-Gap.aspx Froome doesn't like it when people race their bikes in the tour de france. It gets in the way of rolling around in the peloton and riding to your power meter up the climbs. Contador 'put him in danger'. What a crock. If he doesn't like risking high speed descents, no one is forcing him to follow to defend the yellow.
Yo Mike

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07/17/2013 06:09 AM
Yes..........yes he is. It's a race and Contador was racing. Only CF seemed surprised.
Ride On

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07/17/2013 06:14 AM
Being in the race lead does that .... You want to protect not risk. Don't get me wrong Froome is being a baby but it is natural
Entheo

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07/17/2013 06:38 AM
the camera didn't quite catch what happened, but contador almost took out the mailliot jaune. i don't think froome has a problem with attacks or risks, so long as a rider doesn't do something foolhardy that affects others' positions in the race.
thinline

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07/17/2013 08:10 AM
Yes.
jrt1045

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07/17/2013 08:41 AM
massive doping programs have been known to weaken collarbones. Froome should be terrified
stinkyhelmet

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07/17/2013 09:37 AM
he complained that Contador was attacking on the descents and was also attacking on the ASCENTS. How dare he! Next thing you know Contador will be attacking on the flats and totally mess with 100 years of tradition.
Keith Richards

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07/17/2013 09:42 AM
Contador was attacking on the descent, hoping that Froome would make a mistake. Again, all Froome (Wiggins last year as well) know how to do is race up hills. Ask them to do anything else from an offensive point of view and suddenly they get very vocal.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
Inferno7

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07/17/2013 09:48 AM
Most idiotic thing any bike racer has ever said. Also this BS where he asks people to pull for him is starting to bug the crap out of me.
Cosmic Kid

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07/17/2013 09:58 AM
The reality is that Contador was most likely attacking Mollema, not Froome. He knows he isn't gonna crack Froome at this point....he is just trying to get up to 2nd place on the GC. If the attack had happened to crack Froome, well then all the better.....but I seriously doubt he was thinking he was gonna pick up time on Froome with those moves.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Entheo

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07/17/2013 10:00 AM
somebody point me to where froome criticizes the attacks -- i can only find comments about taking unnecessary risks that almost caused him to crash, e.g.:

“Alberto overcooked one of the corners and came off in front of me. He just took himself down. I nearly went over him. I had to get around him and went off the road a little bit. I didn’t come off but I just had to unclip and get myself straightened up again and rejoin the race.”
Keith Richards

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07/17/2013 10:06 AM
Posted By Cosmic Kid on 07/17/2013 09:58 AM
The reality is that Contador was most likely attacking Mollema, not Froome. He knows he isn't gonna crack Froome at this point....he is just trying to get up to 2nd place on the GC. If the attack had happened to crack Froome, well then all the better.....but I seriously doubt he was thinking he was gonna pick up time on Froome with those moves.


CK, you are right, Alberto going on the descent was of no consequence to Froome. So why ride his wheel on a technical descent and put the yellow jersey at risk? Why didn't Froome let Alberto's wheel go? Froome is again showing his lack of tactical sense on anything but climbing a hill.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
Cosmic Kid

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07/17/2013 10:10 AM
@ Entheo

“I think it was actually a bit careless of Contador and Kreuziger, they were really pushing the limits on the descent in trying to attack us,”

Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Yo Mike

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07/17/2013 10:15 AM
I think this was originally said in reference to Al Gore, but I think it applies to Froome as well:

"The stick up his a$$ has a stick up its a$$."
Yo Mike

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07/17/2013 10:16 AM
'pushing the limits' ...... sounds like racing to me.
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