Froome and the challenge of the 5th Tour: "There is nothing to stop me"

The rider, who is making his debut this season on the UAE Tour, told The Guardian that he still hopes to match Indurain, Hinault and Anquetil.


Britain's Chris Froome (Israel Start-Up Nation), a four-time Tour de France winner, continues his ambition to reach the fifth yellow jersey in Paris and, despite not having regained his best form after a serious injury in 2019, he assures that "there is nothing" to stop him in his attempt.

"The fifth Tour is a great challenge, but with four titles I am so close .... There is nothing stopping me, so I would love to do my best and win the fifth. The winning spirit prevails and I hope the body responds "he noted in 'The Guardian'.

Froome, 35, admits that his experience in the last Tour of Spain was disappointing. He finished 98th. "It was frustrating and disappointing, but looking back a bit I remembered that a year earlier I could barely walk," he said.

Far from his best version, Froome has not worn out an ambition that remains intact, which is why he still dreams of reaching the fifth Tour and equaling Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain.

Currently Chris Froome disputes the Tour of the UAE, where he tests his state of recovery to aspire to the maximum. He kicked off his 2021 season on Sunday on the UAE Tour. At the moment, the results are very discreet. He is after the third stage in position 44 of the general, at 14:53 of the leader, the Slovenian Tadej Pogacar.

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