Chris Froome continues long-term Tour de France buildup at Volta a Catalunya

Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 2021 - 100th Edition - 2nd stage Banyoles - Banyoles 18,5 km - 23/03/2021 - Chris Froome (GBR - Israel Start-Up Nation) - photo Luis Angel Gomez/BettiniPhoto©2021
Chris Froome in stage 2 time trial at 2021 Volta a Catalunya (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

A good 90 minutes before the last rider in the peloton crossed the finish line on Tuesday’s time trial in the Volta a Catalunya, Chris Froome’s work for the day was already done.

Thanks to his eight-minute time loss on Monday, the Israel Start-Up Nation co-leader was the 69th rider of the 165-strong Volta riders to start the 18.5km individual time trial course in Banyoles and, as such, by mid-afternoon he had completed the course.

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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.