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Brailsford: ‘Froome doesn’t want to come second again, it’s all in for the win’

Having finished second overall at the Vuelta a Espa a twice before, Chris Froome is going all out to win it this year

Brailsford: ‘Froome Doesn’t Want To Come Second Again, It’s All In For The Win’

Chris Froome wins stage 11 of the 2016 Vuelta a Espa a (Watson)

Team Sky1 boss David Brailsford says that Chris Froome2, winner of Wednesday s Pe a Cabarga stage, does not want to finish second overall again in the Vuelta a Espa a and that he is confident he can beat Nairo Quintana3 (Movistar). Froome marked Quintana s attack in the final kilometre of the Pe a Cabarga climb this afternoon and on his second acceleration, rode ahead to the stage victory4 with Quintana on his wheel.

Chris is now confident he can beat him, Brailsford said while waiting for his star to arrive at the team bus. Yeah, Chris doesn t want to come second here again. It s all in for the win. Quintana maintained the red leader s jersey by 54 seconds on Froome.

His Movistar5 team-mate Alejandro Valverde is in third at 1-05 minutes and Esteban Chaves (Orica-BikeExchange6) sits fourth at 2-34. Froome has won the Tour de France7 three times already, so he has experience leading a Grand Tour. He also has experience just missing out in the Vuelta, twice finishing second in 2011 and in 2014.

From experience, when you re leading and you have a 54-second lead, it feels like nothing and when you re chasing that 54 second lead, it seems like quite a lot. It s funny what it does to you mentally, Brailsford added. Whenever you re leading a Grand Tour you always think that the gap was never big enough and you are never quite comfortable. Nairo doesn t have that comfort factor.

Sky won the opening team time trial8, but since then Froome has appeared to suffer on some mountain stages while Quintana gained momentum. The stage win on Wednesday9, should boost Froome s confidence with a week and a half to race.

It lifts his morale and the team s morale, said Brailsford. It gives you that extra bit of energy for the next few days, everything s just a bit rosier and everybody just feels better.

In Chris s mind, he doesn t think Quintana is unbeatable. Froome returned to the place where his Grand Tour star was born on stage 11. In 2011, he dislodged Juan Jos Cobo to win the Pe a Cabarga stage by one second his first professional and Grand Tour win. It marked him as a future star. Cobo held on to the overall by a slim 13-second lead over Froome and Sky team-mate Bradley Wiggins10 in third.

You can never measure the psychological component really, but for sure it was a climb that Chris remembered well. Even when we looked at how we raced it before and he saw himself winning, that was a very positive thing, Brailsford said.

Tim Kerrison and I were chatting about yesterday when we were out on our bikes. It s funny how life goes and what happens and the routes that people take.

You think, I wonder what would have happened if X or Y had never happened.

When Chris first came here he was riding for Bradley, who probably wouldn t have been riding here had he not broke his collarbone in the Tour.

And the way Bradley smoothed that all was fantastic and I think Chris learned a big lesson there.

References

  1. ^ Team Sky (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  2. ^ Chris Froome (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  3. ^ Nairo Quintana (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  4. ^ rode ahead to the stage victory (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  5. ^ Movistar (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  6. ^ Orica-BikeExchange (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  7. ^ Tour de France (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  8. ^ Sky won the opening team time trial (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  9. ^ The stage win on Wednesday (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  10. ^ Bradley Wiggins (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)

Lamar Odom: His Near Death Experience May Still …

Lamar Odom: His Near Death Experience May Still ...

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Lamar Odom nearly died from a drug overdose at a Nevada brothel and now Dr. Drew Pinksy tells HollywoodLife.com that there s a good chance Lamar may go back to doing drugs unless he goes to rehab the moment he s released from the hospital.

Lamar Odom1 is not out of the woods by any stretch of the imagination. The former NBA star is still in the hospital recovering from his near death experience and is said to be on dialysis. But even though he almost lost his life to drugs, Dr. Drew Pinsky, host of the Dr. Drew Show on HLN, tells HollywoodLife.com that it s unlikely Lamar is receiving any sort of emotional treatment like counseling while in the hospital and that even though Lamar almost died, he may still choose a life filled with drugs and alcohol.

I believe Lamar should be in a residential, away away treatment, Dr. Drew tells us. That would be hard. Whether he will do it.

I mean plenty of drug addicts have near death experiences and go back to doing it their way. Time will tell. It is all medical care right now. There is very little going on psychiatrically right now. Many addicts are so out of it during their addiction, they cannot remember how bad it was. Yikes, so does this mean that Lamar could have a relapse? Dr. Drew says there is definitely a chance.

He is always going to think about using. He is a drug addict, Dr.

Drew adds. That is what drug addicts do. Even whenever they are not thinking of using, whatever thoughts they are having are pushing them back towards their drug. That is the way the disease works. Even when they don t crave, don t think about it, the response they are having is pushing them back towards their drug even if they seem unrelated.

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