Chris Froome: "My goal is still to fight for the Tour"

The British cyclist said that he keeps his goals intact for the 2021 season, his first as leader of the Israel Start-Up after 11 years at Ineos.


Chris Froome, four times winner of the Tour de France and double of the Vuelta, has changed teams, moving from Ineos to the Israel Start-Up Nation after 11 years in the British squad, but he has not changed his objectives and continues to think big at 35: he wants to continue "fighting to win" in the big events.

"My goals have not changed, I want to return to the highest level, fight for the victory in the Tour de France and in the other Grand Tours. I am looking forward to starting the 2021 season and I hope it will. It will be the starting point for a long, exciting and successful relationship, "he says in a training video.

The 35 years and the return of a serious injury suffered in 2019 have not been obstacles for the Kenyan-born runner to feel "younger and more excited than ever" .

"Coming back from a major injury, changing teams at this point in my career will give me more motivation and mental stimulation. It's a real change, a new project, a new chapter and I feel a little younger."

Froome explained that a conversation with his former teammate Kjell Carlstrom, now the team manager, and a subsequent conversation with owner Sylvan Adams, were enough to decide on his move to Israel.

"It is not a commitment for a year or two, but until the end of my career and maybe even beyond," he said.

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