CHRIS FROOME reckons he’s extra motivated than ever to win his FOURTH Tour de France as Team Sky named their workforce for the race.
The 32-yr-previous will probably be deputised by British duo Geraint Thomas and Luke Rowe for the three week race.
This yr's Tour will get underway in Dusseldorf earlier than levels head into Belgium after which France.
However the race is being tipped as some of the open in years, with much less excessive mountain levels than in earlier years – the place Froome makes his climbing legs rely.
He stated: "The Tour de France is a particular race and it might simply be unimaginable to win it for a fourth time.
"Aiming for that fourth victory has given me a whole lot of motivation.
"To me, every Tour tells a unique story.
"Each Tour is a unique battle when it comes to getting that Yellow Jersey after which making an attempt to carry on to it.
"We’re prepared as a group and I can’t wait for the Tour to start out now.
"Truthfully, I simply like it. It’s a sense that you simply don’t get from another race."
Sky are extensively acknowledged to have the highest staff in biking – however his personal type has been in query in current races, ending fourth on the Criterium du Dauphine.
Froome completed 1min 33sec behind winner Jakob Fuglsang, who isn’t anticipated to win the Tour and over a minute behind rival Richie Porte, who is likely one of the favourites in France.
Sky have had their very own issues this yr, with the Bradley Wiggins 'Jiffygate' saga nonetheless unresolved.
Team principal Dave Brailsford stated: "We’re actually wanting ahead to the Tour. Chris is in fine condition and he’s prepared for it.
"To win the Tour as soon as is a large achievement, however to win it a fourth time can be exceptional.
"We’ve chosen a robust and skilled lineup who will help him, and we’ll be wanting to make use of the power of the workforce to our benefit."
CHRIS FROOME reckons he’s extra motivated than ever to win his FOURTH Tour de France as Team Sky named their group for the race.