After winning the Tour de France and the Olympic time trial in London, Bradley Wiggins turned out an autobiography entitled My Time.
Well, this season his teammate Chris Froome might have a book called Now It’s My Time. Like Wiggins last year, the South African is on fire.
Today he put the finishing touches on winning the overall in the Tour of Romandie with an impressive ride. Attacked and isolated by Simon Spilak (Katusha), Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) and Robert Kiserlovski (RadioShack), Froome bridged up, then when Spilak took off again, he chased him down and they hit the finish line together.
The Sky captain put significant time onto practically all his rivals with one stage remaining and holds a 47 second advantage over the second place Spilak.
Froome has already won the overall in the Tour of Oman and the Criterium International and if not for a foolish wardrobe decision on a cold and rainy day, he would have won Tirreno-Adriatico instead of his rival Vincenzo Nibali.
Based on his form, results, confidence and command of his team, Froome has shown himself as the number one contender for the Tour de France. The man is ready for Le Grand Shindig and as he said several days ago he’s “100%” the leader for France.
Froome’s build-up looks like a duplicate of the Wiggins’ show last year. All he needs now it to start snarling at the media, dressing down bloggers and getting pissed at Italian strangers who invade his private space. Give Froome time and we’re sure he can master the entire Wiggins repertoire.
It’s just over two months before the June 29th start in Corsica for the 100th birthday of the Tour de France. Cadel Evans looks old, Alberto Contador complains of fatigue and Joaquin Rodriguez hasn’t ridden the Tour in three years.
Fro what we can tell, Now It’s My Time sounds like a Tour best-seller.