Froome 'happy with how legs are feeling' after Tour of the Alps breakaway

PIEVEDIBONO ITALY APRIL 22 Felix Groschartner of Austria and Team Bora Hansgrohe Christopher Froome of United Kingdom and Team Israel StartUp Nation Marton Dina of Hungary and EoloKometa Cycling Team Hermann Pernsteiner of Austria and Team Bahrain Victorious on breakaway during the 44th Tour of the Alps 2021 Stage 4 a 1686 to stage from Naturns to Valle del Chiese Pieve di Bono TourofTheAlps TouroftheAlps on April 22 2021 in Pieve di Bono Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Chris Froome (Israel Start-Up Nation) in the break on stage 4 of the Tour of the Alps (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Thursday's penultimate stage of the Tour of the Alps, from Naturno to Pieve di Bono, was a day of mixed emotion for Israel Start-Up Nation as Chris Froome enjoyed a day in the break while Dan Martin fell victim to a late crash, losing a potential podium spot in the process.

Froome got away among a group of 11 riders on the Passo Castrin early on the tough mountain day, riding in the break alongside Hermann Pernsteiner (Bahrain Victorious), Nicolas Roche (Team DSM), Luis León Sánchez (Astana-Premier Tech), among others.

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Dani Ostanek
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Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


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As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are the Giro d'Italia, Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix.

Season highlights from 2024 include reporting from Paris-Roubaix –  'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix – and the Tour de France – 'Disbelief', gratitude, and family – Mark Cavendish celebrates a record-breaking Tour de France sprint win.