Chris Froome: In this condition I don't deserve a spot in the Olympics

Chris Froome (Israel Start-Up Nation) at Volta a Catalunya
Chris Froome (Israel Start-Up Nation) at Volta a Catalunya (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

After finishing the Tour of the Alps on Friday Chris Froome (Israel Start-Up Nation) heads to Switzerland for the Tour of Romandie as part of his build-up to the Tour de France, but the four-time winner admits that his selection for the Olympic Games in Tokyo is far from certain. 

Froome made it into the break on Friday’s final stage at the Tour of the Alps but failed to shine in the overall standings, finishing 93rd in the general classification. So far this year he has competed in three stage races but hasn’t been able to make an impression on GC as he continues his long road back after a career-threatening crash at the 2019 Criterium du Dauphine.

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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.