Froome: To say that I have already won the Tour de France is rubbish

Chris Froome (Team Sky) has refuted the notion that he doesn’t have any rivals going into the final five days of this year’s Tour de France. Froome has held the yellow jersey since his victory in Bagneres de Luchon on stage 8 and has never looked seriously under threat, aside from the incident on Mont Ventoux where the jury eventually decided to nullify the time gaps.

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.