Verbrugghe: Chris Froome is on track to become the 'old' Froome again

Froome training rehab Santa Monica
Chris Froome (Israel Start-Up Nation) preparing for the 2021 season in California (Image credit: Israel Start-Up Nation/Brian Hodes Veloimages)

Israel Start-Up Nation director sportif Rik Verbrugghe has shed further light on Chris Froome's rehabilitation and training processes after it was announced that the Briton would miss his new team's training camp in Girona to stay in California.

The four-time Tour de France winner is continuing to work on his recovery from a career-threatening crash he suffered at the 2019 Critérium du Dauphiné at the Red Bull Centre in Santa Monica.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

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.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


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 Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix