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And Froome’s British. No question at all.
It’s just that he’s never raced here. Brad’s been part of the furniture for a long time, on the track but at club TT’s and out training on the road as well. He’s been part of the UK scene for a long time and a lot of club cyclists will have come across him at some point.
Froomes popped over to the UK a couple of times for races recently, but he’s not really part of the UK cycling scene, plus he’s a bit of a cold fish. That’s why he’s never been accepted as much as others.

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I’ve been critical of Froome in the past.
He lacks a bit of the X factor. Ugly rider, too obsessed with his power meter, and a bit short on panache. Chapeau for a few recent good rides though - attacking with Sagan and finally learning how to descend.
He might not look good on the bike, but there’s no doubt that he’s a great rider

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unc.si. wrote: 10 Nov 2020, 00:09 Got to be Froome I guess. 2015 TdF.
Nope (arguably that was his 3rd win anyway with the backdated 2011 Vuelta - either way, not right). Has been at least 1 since.

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Ahh yes, forgot about that 😀
Not sure then. Nibali? Earlier than Froome though surely??

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Nairo Quintana

Vuelta 2016

Is my guess?

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unc.si. wrote: 10 Nov 2020, 00:19 I’ve been critical of Froome in the past.
He lacks a bit of the X factor. Ugly rider, too obsessed with his power meter, and a bit short on panache. Chapeau for a few recent good rides though - attacking with Sagan and finally learning how to descend.
He might not look good on the bike, but there’s no doubt that he’s a great rider
It’s been interesting seeing a different side of his personality creeping out every now and then whilst he’s not been burdened with expectation. Even a smile or two!
I appreciate that’s not the primary test of a great athlete but I think it cross references with the ‘power meter/lack of panache’ points for Froome. He’s maximised on his talent.

As for aesthetics, wouldn’t it be wonderful to be as ruthless and beautiful as Federer?

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sibrown4 wrote:Nairo Quintana

Vuelta 2016

Is my guess?
Correct!

Nibali was before Froome. Last one before that was Basso.

Just looked it all up after the recent run (7) of first time winners that came straight after Froome's 3 on the trot.

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unc.si. wrote: 10 Nov 2020, 00:09 Got to be Froome I guess. 2015 TdF.
That was after the Vuelta win. May be that was his 2nd GT?

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