Froome and G out of TdF

Im shocked

Too many chiefs in the team. You probably only want 2-3 Grand Tour GC riders in a squad right? Movistar had the same issue.

Cannot ever see Froome hitting the magical 5 now.

2 Likes

Given the circumstances of last year’s TdF win, I think thats a touch of overconfidence in Bernal. I reckon theres a reasonable chance it wont work out and having either F or G there would be the wiser move.

Think it was clear Frome wasnt going to be in. He hasn’t looked great. Shame about G though, would have thought they would want him as back up.

2 Likes

This feels like Brailsford stamping his authority. Carapaz is his safe pair of hands for this year’s Tour.

2 Likes

There’s also another thread ready discussing this :wink:

Call me @poet :joy:

4 Likes

I really don’t get the surprise in Froome, he is riding like he’s wearing a Barloworld jersey. Thomas clearly isn’t in form either. Bernal is their best bet IMO, with Carapaz as backup/super domestique. Fact is JV look in excellent form so Bernal maybe not winning doesn’t mean Froome or Thomas should be there.

4 Likes

Who is waving the flag for Blighty then…Yates?

No Cav either, you’d have to think his stage wins total has topped out now.

1 Like

Jeez.

Anyone up and coming through the ranks, or is that our golden age in Le Tour over for a generation?

Done I would think, South America is where it’s at these days for the grand tours

Adam Yates? Tao Geoghan Hart? Tom Pidcock?