Chris Froome: Changing teams gives me more mental stimulation and motivation

Chris Froome shows off his Israel Start-Up Nation 2021 kit
(Image credit: Israel Start-Up Nation)

Chris Froome has reiterated his desire to target the Tour de France in 2021 and explained that changing teams from Ineos Grenadiers to Israel Start-Up Nation has given him a new lease of life, both physically and mentally. 

Froome left Ineos Grenadiers at the end of 2020, after 11 years on the team and four Tour de France victories. In 2019 he was involved in a career-threatening crash at the Criterium du Dauphine and the 35-year-old used all of last year to find both fitness and form after a long lay-off. 

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.