Chris Froome's demanding preparation in Tenerife

The British cyclist from the Israel Start-Up Nation continues his preparation for the 2021 season with demanding training sessions on the slopes of Teide, in Tenerife.


Chris Froome continues with his demanding preparation for the 2021 season, with the Tour de France as a great goal and where he will seek his fifth title after not being able to do so in 2019 and 2020. In the last UAE Tour, where he made his debut in competition with the Israel Start-Up After ten seasons in the ranks of Sky and Ineos, Froome rolled away from the favorites to the general and could not keep up with his rhythm on the mountain days in Jebel Hafeet and Jebel Jais.

After the race in the Emirates and before competing from next Monday in the Volta a Catalunya (March 22-28), Froome has wanted to concentrate these last weeks in Tenerife to carry out demanding training in height on the slopes of Teide with more colleagues from Israel Start-Up like Daryl Impey, Ben Hermans or Alex Cataford in what Froome himself considers his "second home when I prepare for the Tour de France" .

Froome also reviewed the work he has done even before the start of the season in California without a bike to keep getting back in shape after the accident. "Now I feel in a better place and I am ready to start focusing on my work on the bike and that is one of the reasons why I have come to Tenerife." In fact, Froome himself explained in a video posted on his YouTube channel that they have performed training sessions of about 90 minutes in which they have gone from being at sea level to going up to almost 2,000 meters of altitude.

Froome also wanted to explain how the preparation he is doing in Tenerife is being. "We do demanding sessions on the bike in the mornings and then we have lunch, massage and then we go to sleep. The typical thing in the life of a professional cyclist and, to be honest, it's a bit boring." He also confessed that he was surprised to see other teams concentrated in Tenerife so soon. "We are looking at the next races to raise our level and a lot of people have come here to focus on altitude to prepare for these first races of the season."The Briton also spoke about his upcoming challenges, among which the Volta a Catalunya stands out, although he said that he will have to make numerous adjustments in his preparation compared to previous years with the Tour as a great objective. "I am going to have to continue to do strength work throughout my career to correct these imbalances. I think strength work has become more important for many cyclists, not only for those who return from injury, but for those who want to prevent injuries and stay on top. My biggest goal for this year is to be prepared for July and the Tour de France and hopefully be my old self again. "

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