Chris Froome has 'no guarantees' of Tour de France start

Chris Froome (Israel-Premier Tech) in action at the Tour of the Alps
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Chris Froome has acknowledged that he is not certain of his place in the Israel-Premier Tech squad for the Tour de France. The four-time Tour winner is currently in action at the Critérium du Dauphiné, where he was more than three minutes off the pace in the stage 4 time trial.

“No, I don't have any guarantees at all, for anything,” Froome told L’Équipe. “I think everything is up in the air, especially because of the points situation to stay in the WorldTour, which will probably lead to a change in strategy in the team. We will potentially have to aim for different races to score points, so I think there are still a lot of questions and uncertainties at the moment.”

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.