10 yr old showing Froome how to climb Ventoux

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10 yr old showing Froome how to climb Ventoux

Postby frenchfighter » Wed Dec 11, 2013 17:54 pm

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Re: 10 yr old showing Froome how to climb Ventoux

Postby mm1 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 22:49 pm

I'd be surprised if no one has called social services.

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Re: 10 yr old showing Froome how to climb Ventoux

Postby Bartimaeus » Wed Dec 11, 2013 23:12 pm

Now that is very impressive... I'll be showing that to my 11 year old!

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Re: 10 yr old showing Froome how to climb Ventoux

Postby Bo Duke » Wed Dec 11, 2013 23:31 pm

Well done that lad.
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Re: 10 yr old showing Froome how to climb Ventoux

Postby Crankbrother » Wed Dec 11, 2013 23:44 pm

It's no fun unless he dies at the end :(

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Re: 10 yr old showing Froome how to climb Ventoux

Postby gpreeves » Wed Dec 11, 2013 23:48 pm

mm1 wrote:I'd be surprised if no one has called social services.


He definitely doesn't seem to be enjoying the first couple of minutes!

Well played to him though, seriously impressive effort from a 10 year old.

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Re: 10 yr old showing Froome how to climb Ventoux

Postby ThomThom » Thu Dec 12, 2013 00:11 am

There's a dad who has been watching too much Tour De France this summer...

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Re: 10 yr old showing Froome how to climb Ventoux

Postby Salsiccia1 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 08:51 am

Crankbrother wrote:It's no fun unless he dies at the end :(


I shouldn't but :lol:
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Re: 10 yr old showing Froome how to climb Ventoux

Postby markhewitt1978 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 09:08 am

mm1 wrote:I'd be surprised if no one has called social services.


It's no different to the likes of 10 year olds being pushed to play football / tennis / most other sports you can think of.

There was a programme recently I where (I think) an 8 year old had climbed all the Wainwrights with his Dad. Some may question if he should have been running around with his friends, but I've no doubt it was a great experience for both of them. (Edit: looking at wikipedia is seems a 6 year old has done them all!)

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Re: 10 yr old showing Froome how to climb Ventoux

Postby pomtarr » Thu Dec 12, 2013 09:50 am

Here's an 8 year old Ivan Basso giving it to the Stelvio:
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Re: 10 yr old showing Froome how to climb Ventoux

Postby frenchfighter » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:44 am

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Re: 10 yr old showing Froome how to climb Ventoux

Postby frenchfighter » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:51 am

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Re: 10 yr old showing Froome how to climb Ventoux

Postby Salsiccia1 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:53 am

frenchfighter wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oC4kn3YP5Xs


That is great :D
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Re: 10 yr old showing Froome how to climb Ventoux

Postby ddraver » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:15 pm

mm1 wrote:I'd be surprised if no one has called social services.


Oh come on...

Good on the lad, bet he felt terrific at the top! I remember my Dad taking me up Snowdon when I was a similar age, it felt like I'd climbed everest! The fact that 15 years later i used to run/cycle up it after work is irrelevant...

( I don't sound much different when I climb :oops: )
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Re: 10 yr old showing Froome how to climb Ventoux

Postby DeVlaeminck » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:18 pm

Nice bit of fun, not as hard as you might think, my 11 year did the Galibier at 11 and he hadn't ridden a bike for about 4 months. I was hoping it might get him back into it and he was keen having done Ventoux the year before but only from Chalet Reynard. Unfortunately he's not ridden his bike in the three months since either !
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Re: 10 yr old showing Froome how to climb Ventoux

Postby ugo.santalucia » Thu Dec 12, 2013 13:03 pm

pomtarr wrote:Here's an 8 year old Ivan Basso giving it to the Stelvio:
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Nice photo... interesting that the Stelvio was his "Via Crucis" during the 2005 Giro... he lost 45 minutes or so... all that early training for nothing... :twisted:

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Re: 10 yr old showing Froome how to climb Ventoux

Postby Essex Rouleur » Thu Dec 12, 2013 13:09 pm

Is that a testosterone patch on his leg!!!!!!!!! CHEAT..Where's Walsh??!!

...hang on...

...no, its a Bob the Builder plaster. :lol:

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Re: 10 yr old showing Froome how to climb Ventoux

Postby Dabber » Thu Dec 12, 2013 13:24 pm

This reminds me of the 10 year old lad who rode up Alpe D'Huez which was posted here (I think) a while back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClozVBQ9064

Out of the saddle most of the time and overtaking lots of other riders... impressive stuff.
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Re: 10 yr old showing Froome how to climb Ventoux

Postby frenchfighter » Thu Dec 12, 2013 13:44 pm

^ha, nice. I guess the 40kg body mass of these guys helps a decent amount. Still very impressive.
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Re: 10 yr old showing Froome how to climb Ventoux

Postby Pross » Thu Dec 12, 2013 13:51 pm

pomtarr wrote:Here's an 8 year old Ivan Basso giving it to the Stelvio:
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That was my first ever cycling helmet (I was the only person racing locally wearing an EPS helmet in early 1990, everyone else was still on leather hairnets!).


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