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Chris Froome eager to lose weight after ‘baptism of fire’ at Coppi e Bartali

Chris Froome eager to lose weight after 'baptism of fire' at Coppi e Bartali

Chris Froome explained on his YouTube channel that he is looking to lose some weight ahead of the Tour of the Alps next week, having…

Tuesday, Apr 12

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Chris Froome explained on his YouTube channel that he is looking to lose some weight ahead of the Tour of the Alps next week, having suffered with the surprising standard of racing at Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali last month.

The Israel-Premier Tech rider started his 2022 season at the Italian race in March by finishing 86th overall, with his best placing coming on stage five as he crossed the line 63rd. Froome had hoped to ease himself into the season, but quickly realised he would need to work hard to keep pace.

After the first stage, Froome explained to the camera what it felt like returning to competition following a five-month break.

"That was a pretty rude welcome back, to put it bluntly," Froome said. "It was like an Ardennes day, basically. Pretty brutal way to start racing after five months out. But it was good, I was happy to be here.

"That was a solid day out. I can definitely feel the legs. It definitely hurt, blew out the cobwebs and hopefully more of that the next few days to come. I think this is great preparation for what’s to come and the next races that are going to be on the programme."

Following the conclusion of the race, Froome further discussed how he was feeling and the pleasant surprise he had riding in such a frenetic atmosphere after an extended period off the bike.

"Legs are feeling pretty tender, pretty sore," Froome said. "My body has definitely taken a beating this […]

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