Have you had your say on Chris Froome's data release? Plenty of people have...


The world and his wife have had their say on the big news overnight – Chris Froome’s numbers from his physiological tests.

Some are saying that it’s great that Froome is showing transparency, others are concerned that the tests have proved nothing. Some (God bless Twitter) are going online to make witty comments about the data.

Here are just a few of the tweets that caught our eye on the matter.

Sky Sports’s Orla Chennaoui says what we were all thinking when we skimmed through the report late last night…

Whereas 100 Climbs author Simon Warren has another man on his mind.

Cycling Weekly’s own Dr Hutch, who gave us his thoughts on the data, got this humble brag in.

While Daniel Friebe summed it all up nicely last night so that we didn’t have to read all the details.


Gavin Hardwicke’s main takeaway from the piece was that Froome’s bike handling skills are not as good as many think…

And Neil Hutchins had that sinking feeling that you experience when you discover that you’re a long way off being a professional cyclist.

  • ummm…

    so i was asking how could they afford to live in MOnaco. I thought Monaco was a VERY expensive tax haven. now this is just mud slinging but is it also a place where cyclists can dope and not fear laws?

  • J1

    From what I’ve seen, yes.

  • ummm…

    from a cycling tips article 5 years ago.. The minimum salary for a Pro Tour rider is €35,000. (€ 24,000 for a new professional). A good domestique will make between €40k-€100k per year. A very good domestique (perhaps a lead-out man) will make between €100k-€200k… could it have changed much? Has cycling gotten THAT much bigger in 5 years? I’m not sure if that makes Monaco affordable. I’ll check some team expeditures for sure tho, when I find em.

  • J1

    You should probably look a bit deeper into cyclists salaries, a few teams publish their expenditure data for all to see, Sky’s wage bill is huge for example.

    Also to who ever mentioned footballers, they aren’t the most well paid sportsman by a long way, you should see the salaries of some of the NFL, NBA players or F1 drivers.

  • ummm…

    Having a realistic and fact based view is immature? That seems off. Try again

  • Stevo

    Grow up.

  • ummm…

    nah i dont accuse him of doping. I have no idea if he does. But it is pro sport so, I’m not going to waste too much energy on it. Don’t get your panties in a bunch about it

  • Stevo

    So you are an expert on other people’s salaries too? Anyway, it’s about time you accused Chris Froome of doping again. It must be at least a day since you last did so.

  • ummm…

    There are about 5-7 stars in cycling that can make that sort of scratch, I’d imagine. Most pros earn as much as you or I probs

  • Ciaran Carroll

    When Froome signed for sky to start he was being paid £80,000, in 2013 supporting Bradley Wiggins he was paid £700,000 and now 3m. Nibali is said to have made somewhere between 2-2.5 million in 2014. I’m not sure what your definition of well paid is.

  • Mike Prytherch

    There are no taxes to pay

  • ummm…

    surely not

  • Ciaran Carroll

    Professional cyclists aren’t rich to the same extent as pro football players, but that said I doubt Froomey is on bad pay

  • John Westwell

    Yes it is. There are also good training rides around there and – as a consequence of cyclists living there to reduce their tax bill – plenty of people to train with. Of course, it doesn’t work for everyone. Tom Boonen famously came back to Flanders after his personal life went off the rails.

  • Sutton Atkins

    Is’t Monaco a tax haven?

  • ummm…

    That doesn’t seem right. Must have something to do with the laws. There aren’t many rich cyclists, besides the team leaders on GT and Classics contenders. But, maybe im wrong

  • Nigel Rue

    Their rich.

  • ummm…

    why do so many cyclists live in Monaco?