If you do not appreciate Froome now, you probably never will.
If the Champs-Elysees, this Sunday doesn't make you relish what he has done and sense it in its proper context, you may also be missing out. "Just to complete the Tour is hard enough," says Geraint Thomas, his team-mate first at Barloworld almost a decade ago and with Sky in the garlanded years since. "Just to physically get round 3,000-odd kilometres of mountains, sprints, wind and rain, the pressure you're under - you have to be on top of your game to get through it. To win it, takes a whole new level, and to win it multiple times, year in, year out hitting that same level, is super impressive." To be put into context, his win time was, 25 hours and 34 minutes, and that's 25 hours peddling a bicycle through everything mother nature throws at you, man-made obstacles, managing egos in your own team, trying not to punch that prick in the crowd who throws pee at your face. All this at once.
Cycling's reputation might be tainted but this man is doing everything to show us, that through all the hardships, it's a sport that has everything popular sports like cricket, football, tennis and any other sport might have. We just have to see it.
To the one & only,
4 Time Le Tour De France Winner. (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017)