Chris Froome (GBR/SKY) lined up for the start

stage 16: Morain-en-Montagne to Bern (SUI) / 209km
103rd Tour de France 2016
  • Berne Shaw

    Good article. Proper respect fairly given and s is the true spirit of competition. Froome is a genuine role model while showing his fun side in the mini Skyvideos a must see by the way. Yes the competition is heating up. If ASO makes an all rounder TDF as long as Frome has two legs and two arms he will be hard to beat.

    • Hyun-ji Song

      Really didn’t notice how he conducted himself in regards to bikes, but now that you mention it – that kind of respect is great. They forget that so many other people would love to ride these bike! Kittel was pretty aggro but I’d be peeved off in that situation too.

      • Albert

        Totally agree. We’ve all been in situations where we want to throw a bike. Here was Froome, in yellow and losing time, having crashed and then being handed a rubbish Mavic bike, and he kept it together.

    • Hyun-ji Song

      Really didn’t notice how he conducted himself in regards to bikes, but now that you mention it – that kind of respect is great. They forget that so many other people would love to ride these bike! Kittel was pretty aggro but I’d be peeved off in that situation too.

  • Berne Shaw

    Good article. Proper respect fairly given and s is the true spirit of competition. Froome is a genuine role model while showing his fun side in the mini Skyvideos a must see by the way. Yes the competition is heating up. If ASO makes an all rounder TDF as long as Frome has two legs and two arms he will be hard to beat.

  • jakub

    Well, I think it will take at least 2 years when the others Roche has named catch-up and get on a similar level as Froome. Until then, I don’t see anyone close to Froome, so those 5 victories are quite realistic. Dumoulin is definitely up there as a strong time trialist, but still needs to loose weight and improve climbing a bit. I’d say next season he will rather give a shot at Giro/Vuelta than straight going for Tour. Bardet? I don’t see him winning the Tour, he is a featherweight climber who will hardly ever improve his TT. He can only win under similar circumstances as Nibali did in 2014 when Froome and Contador crashed out. But I agree that Alaphilippe has tenacity and legs to get the victory for France, but again that won’t happen overnight…

  • jakub

    Well, I think it will take at least 2 years when the others Roche has named catch-up and get on a similar level as Froome. Until then, I don’t see anyone close to Froome, so those 5 victories are quite realistic. Dumoulin is definitely up there as a strong time trialist, but still needs to loose weight and improve climbing a bit. I’d say next season he will rather give a shot at Giro/Vuelta than straight going for Tour. Bardet? I don’t see him winning the Tour, he is a featherweight climber who will hardly ever improve his TT. He can only win under similar circumstances as Nibali did in 2014 when Froome and Contador crashed out. But I agree that Alaphilippe has tenacity and legs to get the victory for France, but again that won’t happen overnight…

  • Tifosi Nelson

    Froome is the best right now, no stopping him. Yes crashes, mechanical issues and illness can play a role as we all know.
    Chris is a goal setter, he is working on reaching other superior plateaus for next year 110%.
    Sky Team for now a perfect team!!
    Amazing cycling we witness this 2016 TDF. Sagan, Cav and Froomes A+++……

  • Tifosi Nelson

    Froome is the best right now, no stopping him. Yes crashes, mechanical issues and illness can play a role as we all know.
    Chris is a goal setter, he is working on reaching other superior plateaus for next year 110%.
    Sky Team for now a perfect team!!
    Amazing cycling we witness this 2016 TDF. Sagan, Cav and Froomes A+++……

  • Dell Todd

    Respect for the bike and the investment, respect in general…nice comment. Future superstars are lined up nicely. Yates, Martin, Alaphilippe are fun to watch. Dumoulin too.

  • giovanni de petris

    yup the drug testing usually catches up after three wins
    th day we will know what ugly duckling was taking I will be chasing all the pumpers of the phoney champion that appears out of nowhere at 30
    give us all a break
    ps also acts 3 wins breaking the rules like slapping spectators or running without a bike cannot pass any longer
    enough you have destroyed this sport
    go away sky

    • Wilson

      pfffffff

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