Chris Froome: Tour de France 2020 route is hardest in six years

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Chris Froome has admitted he faces a personal battle of rehabilitation and recovery before he can start to think about targeting the 2020 Tour de France and a record-equaling fifth yellow jersey victory.

Froome crashed hard while studying the time trial stage at the Critérium du Dauphiné in June, fracturing his leg, hip, ribs, vertebrae and elbow. He watched the 2019 Tour de France from a hospital bed but has gradually started to ride a bike and plans to ride the Saitama Tour de France criterium in late October.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.