Eddy Merckx: Chris Froome will struggle to win fifth Tour de France without Ineos

Eddy Merckx at the 2019 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images)

With question marks surrounding the future employment of Chris Froome, Eddy Merckx has suggested that the Briton needs to stay at Team Ineos if he is to join him on five Tour de France titles. 

Froome needs one more yellow jersey to equal the record of five, held jointly by Merckx, Miguel Indurain, Bernard Hinault and Jacques Anquetil, but he faces a decision over where best to achieve it. 

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