Roglic took a bike swap at the bottom of the Mount Fløyen climb; Dumoulin and Froome did not. It appeared to help the Slovenian, who climbed. World's Largest Cycling Expo - Try, Buy, Sell & Recycle!. So, following my second long day on the bike with Chris Froome, I'm going to We had a mutual agreement to swap turns at a “firm pace” until . the human side of Chris, and anyone who had the chance to meet him, get an.
It was no different for myself or Chris. Up and over one of the climbs above. Chris is grinning, Harrison is checking his power meter… or, perhaps, catching his breath. At the conclusion of our sprint in Berridale, where — not so amazingly — Chris did beat me, the paced was backed off a little.
Chris can immortalise himself with the likes of Anquetil, Merckx, Hinault, Roche, Inudurain and Pantani — the select group who have won both the Italian and French Grand Tours in the same season. Can he do it?
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He is acutely aware of the challenges presented, knowing full well that some of his contemporaries — like Contador, Quintana and Nibali — who have attempted the double have failed. How easy a decision was that? In the end it was pretty easy. We looked around and there was probably only a couple of teams I was open to offers from, just in terms of my personality and how the team operates.
I also had to look at the riders on those teams. For example, you look at a team like GreenEdge [ Mitchelton-Scott ] which is obviously a very good fit for me. But they have the Yates brothers [Simon and Adam], they have Esteban [ Chaves ] and then they've got these really great young riders coming up like [Jack] Haig. So there's not a lot of room somewhere like there. But with Lotto-Jumbo, how they operate off the bike is so important. They have such a good set-up and they developed me as a rider when I came and was pretty average.
Throughout the years slowly I've got better.
So, it was quite easy. And Tony Martin is joining from Katusha-Alpecin — what will be bring? A lot of power, I think. You know, one thing we still lose a lot in is team time trials.
In the Tour we had a pretty bad one — okay, in the Tour of Britain we won, but the rest have been pretty bad.
I think he's not only got the experience but the horsepower. And also we need guys like Tony who can keep us out of the wind and be there in these drag races like the Tour when a team starts doing a lead-out train for the GC guys with 50k to go.
You need a big engine like him. Video - 'Knockout performance! Despite your achievements this year, many fans will best remember you for your comment about Chris Froome "doing a Landis" in the Giro, or for the video of you giving a child a bidon during the Vuelta.
Ok, the kid thing, how many times? I mean, that's great. What people love about that is the kid. I've given kids a bottle thousands of times in my life — everyone else has as well — but this kid was just so enthusiastic and that was special.
It just happens that someone was there with a camera but that's happened 10, times to a lot of people. The Landis stuff… [shakes head]… oooh… For me that's just a bit of a shocker.
I was just talking to a team guy, having a laugh, whatever.
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Out of context, not malicious at all. It's not that I have any suspicions towards Chris Froome or that I think he shouldn't be there or something like that. But obviously, yeah, a sense of humour that has probably been lost on a lot of Brits — maybe? But it wasn't a comment that was for the masses. A joke that, if you said that to another Kiwi, they'd laugh about it.
Cycling's got a terrible past and you have to be able to make fun about it, you know? I mean, you know, whatever.
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If you could take it back, you would. But it's out there — the team actually put it out there, because they also saw… I mean, you have to say that that was the ballsiest ride from Chris Froome. And if you can't, I don't know — I think I got thrown under the bus a little bit with that comment.
It is what it is, and if people want to remember me for that, then I guess it shows that I haven't done enough on the bike. Hopefully people need to watch bike racing a little bit more and not interviews. When you watched Kruijswijk attacking with 80km to go on the Tour stage to Alpe d'Huez, did you think that he was "doing a Landis" — or even "doing a Froome"?
You know, I actually was going to tweet exactly that but then someone told me not to stir the pot.
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Because it was great — it was — and it was one the heroic rides. Stevie went up in everyone's books that day. He was a hero. And Froomey, the same. He did a heroic ride. I mean, I didn't even know what was going on that day [stage 19 of the Giro]. I had a radio but it cut out very early on.
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