Tour de France: Mollema ready to exploit any weaknesses in Froome

When the Tour de France opened its gates in Mont Saint-Michel a little over two weeks ago, few had Bauke Mollema in the list of those who would pose the biggest threat to Chris Froome’s title defence. Now, the Trek-Segafredo rider on the verge of a career-best result, just four days away from a potential podium place in Paris. Sitting less than two minutes behind Froome, Mollema says he’s ready to exploit any chinks in the Sky rider’s armour.

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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.