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  • Berne Shaw

    Chris reminds me so much of Greg Lemond. Seriously,a genetic mutant, with incredible race tactics, all around ability and frankly wins tours designed for the ultra light mountain goats of central Europe to win. They are stacked against s 151 lb tall rider. Yet he has the massive lungs recovery and strength
    to beat them with a substantial margin. Just the ability to recover with carrying the weight of a larger rider is staggering.

    He is also a truly honest and decent person a family man a good and loyal friend and team mate, socially conscious and a great role model for our sport.
    Unlike many of his caliber he also admits mistakes and corrects them.

    I say well done mate!

    • rocktheboat

      I say well said Berne! Too many people are ready to run Froome down and I do not understand it on any level. A thoroughly decent and fair-minded competitor who is gracious and humble in victory and honest and generous in defeat. Shame on anyone who would seek to denigrate what has been a hard earned achievement.

    • Steve S

      Come on Froome, send him an autograph, put him out of his misery.

    • Michele

      The evolution of Froome has been great to watch over the past couple of years.

      He’s refreshing to listen to, speaks well, and is undoubtedly a great talent on the bike.

      I can see where you are coming with the Lemond comparisons, and agree mostly, though Lemond was ‘prettier’ to watch on a bike ????

  • rocktheboat

    Fabulous performance by Froome beating very worthy rivals that is right up there with the best for guts, application, talent and skill. The Vuelta delivers again as it does every year with every stage a gem.

  • Israel

    Time will tell if Froome is the real deal…

    For me, every contender of GC dope, it’s impossible to win without performance enhancer drugs…

    • rocktheboat

      Ridiculous comment. You live in the world of fantasy, hearsay and conspiracy theory where facts, evidence and transparency don’t matter. You give every impression of not having the faintest idea of what you are talking about.

      • Israel

        It’s just my opinion, you don’t need to take personal.

        I recognize that even with doping, there is a lonnggg way to win a GT.

        To me, Armstrong is the winner of those TDF, because the other riders dope too.

        After 4, 5, even 6 hours of hard effort on a bike those guys still have power to do a 70 km/h sprint, after so many days in the same race…. think about.

        Do you ride a bike at least ?? if you ride, then you know what i am talking about…

        important, i don’t want to fight with you, i am free to express myself…

        Cheers, and excuse for the english, i am brazilian fan of this sport.

  • Roger Byvald

    Sorry, but he is not the first since Pantani -98 to win 2 GT in 1 season. Contador 2008.

  • BRK

    Well done Froomie. That was an awesome performance and a great race to follow.

  • Berne Shaw

    Why it is important to understand the requirements advantages and disadvantages of weight in grand tours

    Anatomy and Physiology

    Do not be so romantic to overlook facts. Pure climbers weight less than 140 lbs sometimes 130 or less. Contador weighed less than 135 lbs for most of his career. Chris Froome is extremely thin yet weighs at best 151 often cited as 157.

    The modern tours of the last 7 years have ALL sought to deny him or any none central european racer who is not a pure climber they win by decreasing TT and increasing mountain top finishes.

    Contador was also a decent TT guy for a pure climber. Yet he HAD to win by breakaways on climbs or he would not win. As a pure climber he requires massively less energy to climb to recover and to get away on climbs.

    Froome is not boring by choice it is by virtue of his physique and weight. He is the superior athlete VO2 max, recovery and strength. His ability to climb and recover put him in the league of the greatest cyclists of all time. Lemond had mutant genes as well for example.

    It the tour had all rounder composition as it did for the entire past he would win dramatically.

    Contador was a super racer but don’t make it a romantic thing. It is all physiology and anatomy.


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