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Keith Richards


07/14/2013 02:25 PM
Yeah, I would rather watch Andreas Klöden get dropped than witness Chris Froome win. Just ugly.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
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07/14/2013 03:55 PM
Hey at least a lot of bikes and gear will get sold in South Africa next year.... Can't be an all bad thing. If I was a product manager I'd be putting up a job post for a South Africa sales rep. You know they all think he is a hero.


07/14/2013 05:23 PM
Man I want to know what the heck gear he had on that bike. When he went he seemed to be spinning +120 easy it looked silly he was pedaling so fast.

+1 KR

Orange Crush


07/14/2013 05:56 PM
Exactly as I predicted, an almost carbon copy of Ax.

Do I believe it? Hmmm. In my mind it is all a bit too predictable.


07/14/2013 07:50 PM
Juat watched the afternoon edition, all I can say is Froome has some amazing recovery capabilities. He certainly knows his limits and can ride up to them, hold the redline for as long as needed, and then can recover with almost super-human ease. Smart training, nutrition, sports medicine, etc? Hard to say. But his team sacrificed for so long up the climb that Froome really only had to 'work' for the last 5 k. That does make a bit of a difference although several in the peleton were also able to sit on someones wheel just as long.


07/14/2013 09:25 PM
jpouchet, that's one of those "sayings" that dives me nuts! "he only had to work for the last...". Maybe therein lies the issue, if he didn't have to work to keep that pace, that shattered the platoon, that says something. The other one is "he was isolated" maybe he didn't have team mates but he's still on a wheel. A lot has been made of these two sayings over the years but they don't hold much water IMO (I think they might be Philisms). I know you say that in your last sentence but those two sayings...


07/15/2013 09:48 AM
It sems the tide of public opinion has swung from the LA era of "I don't think he doped" to the current "There is no way he could be clean". If, in this era, the majority of top contenders are riding clean, then a truly gifted rider like Froome will appear to be superhuman. I will stand apart from from the crowd and say I believe him until proven otherwise. If he is indeed clean, his accomplishments are ironically underappreciated.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistant one. -Albert Einstein


07/15/2013 09:54 AM
i would think that any of the top racers are truly gifted. i guess some are more truly gifted that others?
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