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 Post subject: Sir Chris Froome
PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:55 pm 
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Is it a given?

I don't reckon.


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 Post subject: Re: Sir Chris Froome
PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:36 pm 
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He should get something for being the first Kenyan to win the TDF.


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 Post subject: Re: Sir Chris Froome
PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:34 pm 
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The media have really been milking the Kenyan aspect.

"Though he was born in Kenya and schooled in South Africa, his grandparents were all British, as is his father, Clive, now a Johannesburg-based businessman."*

His mum was a first generation Kenyan immigrant from the UK. His dad was an Englishman.

Is he any less British than Bradley Wiggins, who was born in Belgium to an Englishwoman and an Australian? I would say it is about evens.

*(http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/others ... ctory.html)


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 Post subject: Re: Sir Chris Froome
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I think not at the moment. Prior to winning the TDF and the Olympic time trial Wiggo had already won multiple world and Olympic titles on the track. Froome has got to get near that yet.


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 Post subject: Re: Sir Chris Froome
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I dunno but I am finding a telly to watch it


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 Post subject: Re: Sir Chris Froome
PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:22 pm 
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I think not at the moment. Prior to winning the TDF and the Olympic time trial Wiggo had already won multiple world and Olympic titles on the track. Froome has got to get near that yet.

This pretty much sums up why Wiggins got his title and Froome probably won't.

Froome has put in an awesome performance this year. A great tour and a worthy winner.
I've also been really impressed by Nairo Quintana and really glad he got the stage win, KOM and second overall in the GC today.


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 Post subject: Re: Sir Chris Froome
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:05 am 
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Does he hold British or Commonwealth citizenship? I know his British ancestry qualifies him to race as a 'British' rider, but that alone won't make him eligible for a gong. A quick Google search shows conflicting info on his legal citizenship status, and I don't know which to believe.


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 Post subject: Re: Sir Chris Froome
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Don't think he should get one yet, but also don't think Randy Wigwam should have been given one. They hand them out like sweets now so it lessens the impact imo.


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 Post subject: Re: Sir Chris Froome
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:10 pm 
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Mind you, Wiggins was not the first prominent cyclist to be Knighted.
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Not so sure I would want to be in that company.
Oh, and while we are here how about another one of Thatch The Snatch's buddies?
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Can't we take his title from him?


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 Post subject: Re: Sir Chris Froome
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Is that The History Man with Thatcher?


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