Chris Froome still has more to do to earn Tour de France selection

Chris Froome (Israel-Premier Tech)
Chris Froome (Israel-Premier Tech) (Image credit: Getty Images)

After his best result in three years, the next step in Chris Froome's long comeback from his 2019 crash comes at the Critérium du Dauphiné, where he'll be out to prove himself worthy of a spot on Israel-Premier Tech's Tour de France squad.

Froome is a four-time Tour winner but has been a shadow of his former self since the crash at the 2019 edition of the Dauphiné that left him with a fractured femur. He has been beset by muscle imbalances and minor injuries, but this week produced his best performance since his crash as he rode to 11th place at the Classic Alpes-Maritimes.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.