yooooouuuuu what??!?!?!?!? The bloke absolutely nails it in the individual time trail, against the best in the world, no team help, no nothing - just him against the hill and you call it a snoozefest? What do you want from a TT? Sagan style endos?
Personally, I'm well chuffed to see our lad dominate. He has that aura now, people know they can't beat him. As strong as Sky* are, Froome has proven several times this tour that he is the daddy-i-oh. Immense rider. I dread to think the level of pain he spends most of his day in, I reckon I give up at about 1% of his tolerance.
* Other teams are more than welcome to up their game and make a fight of it. This is professional sport, get the right people in. If paint on the bike can be thinner / less layers, do it. If carting around the rider's mattresses means they have the best possible sleep and recovery each night, do it. If they've got individual feeding profiles, do it. All these tiny gains that Sky go after; for instance, no one used to warm down - they did it and everyone laughed, now they all follow - mean they are the most efficient team at getting their man to the front and keeping him there. Froome has proven several times that he's ruthless and concentrating 100% on where he can gain an advantage. Check out his attack up and over Col de P-whatever (name escapes me, bout stage 8 or 9) - everyone thought he was having a wee tickle at the mountain points yet he just fucking slammed it leaving everyone sucking in lung-fulls and patting themselves on the back for getting up the climb. Before you know it he's off and descending like a loon. People took ages to react! That's what Sky have brought - you race and concentrate 100% for 80-90 hours over 3 weeks.
Anyway, it's the fucking tour de france and we've had Cav win 4, Froome 2 and Cummings once? What the hell do you want? Genuine question? Yates is in White and running 3rd, maybe 2nd soon? I don't think you know what you're talking about.....
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