Froome doesn’t know if he will be selected for the Tour


Four -time champion in the Tour de France Chris Froome was indicated for the newspaper ‘L’Équipe’ already there are no guarantees that he will be chosen by his team Israel PremierTech for the Tour de France. While awaiting the decision, he is having difficulty regaining his best physical condition three years after an accident that threatened his career.

The Briton has rarely looked like himself since suffering a femur fracture and other injuries to the Critérium du Dauphiné in 2019. He finished 133rd overall on the Tour last year, more than four hours behind winning Tadej Pogacar.

However, the 37-year-old climber got encouragement 11th place in Classic Alpes-Maritimes last week, a one -day race for climbers, and this week he’s taking part in Dauphiné.

While he struggles to keep up with the top riders, he said the real test will come in the Alps over the weekend. “At the end of January, beginning of February, I felt like for the first time I had no pain in my hip”said Froome.

But Froome, who won the Tour in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017, said he doesn’t yet know if he will ride the Tour. “I have no guarantee at all”, He added. “We’ll see how it goes (in the mountain stages this weekend). I am not putting any kind of pressure on myself, I have no expectations, I just want to give my best, see how it goes on the long climbs, “he said.

Source: La Verdad


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