Tour de France 2022: Chris Froome will run his tenth Grande Boucle | Video


the british cyclist Chris Froome will participate for the tenth time in the Tour de France, scheduled from July 1 to 24after being appointed this Wednesday as team leader Israel-Premier Tech.

Froome, 37 years oldhad expressed doubts about the possibility of being selected for the demanding tour de France, due to his physical problems after a career-threatening accident three years ago.

The 37-year-old rider, born in Kenya, has won four editions of the Grande Boucle in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017; In addition, he has been crowned twice in the Tour of Spain (2011 and 2017) and has won a Tour of Italy (2018).

I’ve worked really hard this year and I’m looking forward to giving it my all. We have a great team.

Froome will lead the Israeli team alongside the veterans Michael Woods and Jakob Fuglsang, It will be a tough test for the Briton, as he has been a shadow of his former self since suffering a fractured femur and other injuries to the Criterium du Dauphine in 2019, ending in the 133rd place overall in last year’s Tourmore than four hours from the winner Tadej Pogacar.

He finished eleventh in the Classic of the Alpes-Maritimes earlier this month and withdrew from the Criterium du Dauphine in the absence of two stages due to disease.

The 2022 Tour de France will start on Friday, July 1 in Copenhagen, Denmarkand will end the sunday july 24 with a tour of La Defense Arena in Paris.

(With information from Reuters)

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