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Old 04-20-21, 10:42 AM
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Froome is history

Just saying...he won't be a threat anywhere.
Too bad.
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Old 04-20-21, 10:53 AM
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While I didn't rule him out completely, I've always been pretty skeptical about his ability to come back after the crash. It's one thing to have a serious injury in your 20s and quite another in your mid 30s. I just think it's really difficult to get your pre-injury form back after missing an extended period at that age. It's not the same sport, but a famous example is Kobe Bryant. He just never was the same after his injury.
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Old 04-22-21, 10:35 PM
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in other news, the sky is blue
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He got into the breakaway today. That about says it all - he's pack fodder who is no GC threat but can have a good day when he gets into the break.
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Wouldn't it be a time warp if Cav and Froome both won stages at Grand Tours this year?
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ISU were fools to pay for him, or not, maybe he still brings in advertising revenue despite not winning.
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I think it's all about value to the marketplace. He will bring notority to the team because of his past greatness and the chance he'll catch lightning in a bottle and do something big.
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As above, also will bring inspiration to the team, that's the ingredient that goes half to wining. Probably good move for the team even if he doesn't regain his previous form. It is the same in all sports at this level, that returns are hard and not really because of the injury like here, but simply for being away from it for a while, which is more iffy the older one gets.

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Originally Posted by vane171 View Post
As above, also will bring inspiration to the team, that's the ingredient that goes half to wining. Probably good move for the team even if he doesn't regain his previous form. It is the same in all sports at this level, that returns are hard and not really because of the injury like here, but simply for being away from it for a while, which is more iffy the older one gets.
Not sure how you separate these.
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Considering the wreck while trying to blow a snot rocket, I wouldn't expect him to do well for almost all the remainder of this season. But next season he needs to show something is still there.

His bad days are still better than my good days.
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in other news, the sky is blue
And Tiger Woods will never win another Masters. Too soon?
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Old 04-27-21, 07:30 AM
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Not sure how you separate these.
Well, suppose you get suspended from racing for some abuse, don't even need to be doping even if it usually is. In tennis for example, I remember Hingis returned after being distanced for a year or longer for suspected doping and wasn't the same after that and left the pro tennis some times later, same for this Russian tennis star, what's her name, can't recall it right now. The alleged doping was I think cocaine partying in the first case and asthma treatment or some medication in the second, I think, nothing as outrageous as in cycling history of doping, both probably not an intentional, that is first plan doping.

I don't follow Sagan much but maybe his successes dropped off after being pushed out of TDF that time when he allegedly elbowed the guy in a sprint to the line? But he went to race in some secondary events I believe, still such thing can make a mark on performance. Top of the pro field performance is a finicky balance.

Also, sometimes it happens that you miss a season or two in pro field simply by not finding new team when the team closes door or your contract is not renewed (like was it last year that one team closed the door and all guys had to find a place on another?).. you can race in secondary lower bike races but it may have the effect of cutting your previously successful career.

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