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Confirmed: Team Sky chooses Chris Froome to lead the squad at Tour de France

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It’s official, Chris Froome will lead Team Sky at this week’s Tour de France.


The decision to assign Froome as the head of squad’s line up at the most important cycling event in the world, was made public yesterday evening by Team Sky.


Now Froome has the opportunity to fight for the fifth Tour de France title of his career only a day after he was relieved and cleared of any wrongdoing by the UCI after the doping charges were raised in December days after his adverse analytical finding which indicated twice the allowed amount of an asthma drug.


Fifth Tour de France title


Froome, who is the reigning champ of Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a Espana, will now aim to join the group which consists of starts Eddy Merckx, Jacques Anquetil, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain. The riders have been the only ones in the history of cycling who have won the big title of Tour de France five times! Froome will also try to complete the Giro-Tour double.


The event which is set to start this Saturday on July the 7th, will see Froome supported by three of last season’s best line-up members including Luke Rowe, Geraint Thomas and Michal Kwiatkowski. Other members of the Team Skly’s Tour de France squad include Wout Poels, Gianni Moscon, Jonathan Castroviejo and Egan Bernal.


“The last 12 months have been the hardest. But also the most incredible of my career,” Chris Froome said.


“I’ve never started the Tour de France after riding the Giro d’Italia. And it has meant a completely different approach to my season. I want to make history with a fifth Tour de France win and fourth consecutive Grand Tour. I am under no illusion about the challenge. But I am feeling ready and I couldn’t ask for a better team to support me,” he added.



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