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Chris Froome adds Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge to calendar as he looks for Tour de France spot

Chris Froome adds Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge to calendar as he looks for Tour de France spot

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Chris Froome has added the Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge to his calendar as he searches for a Tour de France ride next month.

Israel-Premier Tech sport director Rik Verbrugghe told Belgian newspaper La Dernière Heure that there are just two slots left in the eight-man Tour team and Froome needs to prove himself to get one of them.

The four-time Tour de France champion, Froome is slated to start the Critérium du Dauphiné this weekend and the one-day Mont Ventoux race two days after it finishes.

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“It all depends on the Dauphiné and how he does for the rest in June. He will do the Mont Ventoux race after the Dauphiné,” Verbrugghe told La Dernière Heure .

“He is coming back strong, but the Dauphiné is going to show what he can really do at the highest level at the moment. In training, his data is moving in the right direction. But now we have to see how he does in a race. But the signs are good.”Verbrugge confirmed to La Dernière Heure that Froome would be selected for the Tour de France if the team believes he could win a stage. Froome has not taken a win at a race since he took the overall title at the 2019 Giro d’Italia along with a stage win on the Monte Zoncolan. He […]

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