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    Chris Froome's Riding Style Explained

    It appears that Froome is fixated on his power meter when he rides, but he explains it here:

    "If people aren’t talking about Chris Froome’s performances, they’re talking about his look when he’s riding the bike.

    You know that position he holds, one elbow jutting out at a weird angle, his head bowed and eyes apparently firmly fixed on his power meter display during the most gruelling efforts.

    Sky has a renowned foundation in sports science so it would be fitting if Froome was looking at the numbers tick over, as a means of clinically gauging his performance in critical moments during races.

    However, Froome admits that’s not the case. “I’m not looking at anything, I just find my neck gets [sore] if I look up,” he reveals.

    “For some reason I feel when I look down I’m able to breathe a lot easier. I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but I feel it’s a much more comfortable position to do really hard efforts.

    “Obviously when I look down I can see at least a good five metres in front of me,” he adds quickly with a laugh. “I do need to keep looking up to check!”


    From Cycle Sport/Cycling Weekly magazine.



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    Well, it's pretty obvious that his style can be problematic at times, such as the TDF showed us.

    I don't look down like that in even a small group ride, let alone in a peloton of 175 riders! Things happen quickly, and even a split second can mean disaster.

    Maybe he needs to do some neck strengthening?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Giacomo 1 View Post
    Well, it's pretty obvious that his style can be problematic at times, such as the TDF showed us.

    I don't look down like that in even a small group ride, let alone in a peloton of 175 riders! Things happen quickly, and even a split second can mean disaster.

    Maybe he needs to do some neck strengthening?
    He blamed the TdF on his injured hand and wrist.

    Here's the whole article:

    Chris Froome on the Tour, training and just why he stares at his stem - Cycling Weekly


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    Quote Originally Posted by Giacomo 1 View Post
    Well, it's pretty obvious that his style can be problematic at times, such as the TDF showed us.

    I don't look down like that in even a small group ride, let alone in a peloton of 175 riders! Things happen quickly, and even a split second can mean disaster.

    Maybe he needs to do some neck strengthening?
    Some neck extensions, methinks: Weighted Neck Harness Extension

    Come to think of it, now would be a good time for me to work on those muscles as well.
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    Anybody here own a head harness and do the neck extensions as shown in Thermo's link?
    Neck pain is my weak link when cycling. Maybe I need to try this as well.

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