Alberto Contador: Chris Froome is perfectly capable of winning a fifth Tour de France

Alberto Contador Chris Froome 2013 Tour
Alberto Contador and Chris Froome at the 2013 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Alberto Contador believes Chris Froome’s chances of success at the Tour de France will in no way be diminished by the effects of COVID-19 and the postponement to September, with Froome benefitting from the two-month delay.

The Tour de France is currently scheduled to start on August 29, two months later than originally planned, although as for all sporting events, the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on those dates remain to be seen.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.