Bagneres-de-Luchon - France  - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Chris Froome (GBR-Team Sky) pictured during stage 8 of the 2016 Tour de France from  Pau to Bagneres-de-Luchon, 183.00 km - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2016
  • Il_falcone

    “Could it be that Froome’s attack on the final descent was a sign he’s
    unsure of his ability to distance his rivals on the climbs to come.”

    I don’t think so. He would not have done it if he had not felt super on top of the Peyresourde. It takes no genius to know that an attack like that could win him the stage but would not earn him more than a couple of seconds. But he still did it and continued to the line. So he must feel super confident. And what else than driving the attack down the whole mountain should have been on his mind when he attacked a little earlier?

    The more revealing thing is that he now obviously enjoys racing the descends. Which is impressive as it was not one of his strengths in 2012 and 2013. So contrary to many of his competitors he obviously and successfully works on overcoming his weaknesses. This might lead to an even more dominating way of winning Grand Tours.

    • Rosemary Grogg

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  • Mork1

    I reckon Froome’s attack was totally planned. He actually set it up by lunging for the line on the Col
    de Val Louron-Azet, establishing the expectation that he was going for
    KOM points. Hence no-one reacted when he did the same thing at the top
    of the Peyresourde. Plus he obviously knew the descent very, very well.

    • FWIW he said in his press conference that he didn’t know the descent at all.

    • Deloris Hernandez

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