Sir Chris Froome

Certainly would be deserved. As would SPOTY although he's never enjoyed the same popularity as Wiggins or Cavendish so may struggle.
 

grainboy

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I find it difficult for one man to receive a Knight hood, when he couldn't achieve he's fame with out a team around him,
One man takes all the glory and perks.
 

turbo

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I am not on about the right or wrongs of who gets them but I just think he has done enough to warrant giving him one,yes he has a team around him but he still has to perform for 3 weeks at a time no off days or you lose. The vuelta has been savage this year and not many have been able to compete for both let alone win
 

Bald Rick

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Should only get one on the cusp of retirement like Richard Hadlee

Cycling has a black mark against it at the moment so wouldn't be surprised to see this one lie down for a bit
 

fudge

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Arable Farmer
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Lincolnshire.
Knight a pro cyclist at your peril!! It is unfair that Froome is tarred with the same brush as Brad Wiggins and Dave Brailsford but their knighthoods just look silly now.
 

grainboy

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Bedfordshire
The point also is why do sports celebrities get awards bestowed on them, yes they work hard and the dedication but you get lots of farmers in that category, they are privileged in the first place, having Obscene amounts of money and technology thrown in their direction, to enable them to follow a dream.
Think in this world with live in some money could be better spent.
 

SRRC

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West Somerset
The tradition in teams in the grand tours is that all the prize money goes to the team, including the backup staff. Froome would do this and live off his contract and endorsement earnings.
It's not as if the prize money is much anyway.
Probably for the best, the days of politicians cosying up to top athletes in an effort to bask in radiated popularity seems to have gone.
While I really do understand the huge achievement, he is after all just doing his job. If he chucked it all in and used his position to do a lifetime of charity work then yes.
It always sticks in the throat when you see career civil servants lorded like that.
 
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Muck Spreader

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Limousin
He has achieved something that no other Briton has achieved and has only been done twice before,in my mind he deserves it much more than any politician or movie star
Except his is Kenyan.:whistle: But seriously he deserves a knighthood far more than Sir Wiggo ever did. Froome is truly exceptional and a proper road racer not just a track cyclist dropped into a strong team and dragged around to victory.
 

turbo

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lincs
Except his is Kenyan.:whistle: But seriously he deserves a knighthood far more than Sir Wiggo ever did. Froome is truly exceptional and a proper road racer not just a track cyclist dropped into a strong team and dragged around to victory.
And where is mo Farrah from and they gave him one
 

tinsheet

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west somerset
Except his is Kenyan.:whistle: But seriously he deserves a knighthood far more than Sir Wiggo ever did. Froome is truly exceptional and a proper road racer not just a track cyclist dropped into a strong team and dragged around to victory.
Both his parents are british, he was brought up over there .
His choice to represent britain, good on him!(y)
 

fudge

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Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire.
Except his is Kenyan.:whistle: But seriously he deserves a knighthood far more than Sir Wiggo ever did. Froome is truly exceptional and a proper road racer not just a track cyclist dropped into a strong team and dragged around to victory.
Froome himself acknowledges that grand tour victories are team efforts. The charge against Sky is that, at best, their actions and explanations, have been dishonest and hypocritical. In the tour every pedal stroke by every team member counts toward the individuals victory. Froome cannot entirely escape the indiscretions of his former team mates, and more importantly the hypercritical culture at the top of team sky.
 

turbo

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Location
lincs
Froome himself acknowledges that grand tour victories are team efforts. The charge against Sky is that, at best, their actions and explanations, have been dishonest and hypocritical. In the tour every pedal stroke by every team member counts toward the individuals victory. Froome cannot entirely escape the indiscretions of his former team mates, and more importantly the hypercritical culture at the top of team sky.
With all due respect that's bolloc#s,team sky have done nothing wrong in the eyes of the law and if they had the punishment would of been severe .
 

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