With Israel Start-Up Nation, Christopher Froome will try to regain success on the Tour de France. Absent from the last two editions, the Briton raises a lot of hopes in his new team.
Christopher Froome is preparing to start the next season in a different jersey. That of Israel Start-Up Nation, after ten years of glory with Sky now Ineos Grenadiers. Running for the Israeli team will be the last step in his professional career. The athletic director of the Israeli training, Cherie Pridham, is delighted to have such an experienced rider as a leader.
However, since his serious fall in June 2019 during the Critérium du Dauphiné, the Briton has not regained his best level. His new team does not lose hope and intends to see the great Chris Froome rise from the ashes. This is what the British sports director reported about her compatriot who won four times on the Tour de France, twice on the Tour of Spain and once on the Tour of Italy.
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A return to the Tour after two years of absence
“We are all working with him very carefully and making sure he gets back to optimal health, to find the Chris Froome we all love. We hope to be able to offer him a fifth Tour de France », she launched for the BBC.
Great ambitions that coincide with the statements of the person concerned last month in the columns of Cycling News. “I was very happy to see the course come out. Every year I look at the course and try to see if it is well balanced between the mountain and the time trial. The preparation for the Tour de France really starts now, because with the Vuelta so late, the current condition will become the basis for next year. »Chris Froome is already immersed in his preparation for the 2021 edition. After two years of absence on the roads of the Grande Boucle, Chris Froome will hope to perform well in a competition he particularly likes and which reminds him lots of great memories.