The racing just never stops… Tour de Suisse, Baloise Belgium Tour, Slovenia Tour and the men’s and women’s Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge. Chris Froome didn’t start the Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge – TOP STORY. Rider news: Romain Bardet will ride the Tour, Jumbo-Visma hopes that Rohan Dennis will recover for the Tour de France, Nairo Quintana ready to return, UAE Team Emirates interested in Wellens, but not Quintana, Lilian Calmejane going to Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert, Arnaud De Lie stays with Lotto Soudal and Elmar Reinders signs for BikeExchange-Jayco. *** Don’t forget Ukraine. *** TOP STORY: Chris Froome Didn’t Start the Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge Chris Froome did not participate in the Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge on Tuesday. The 37-year-old Briton was scheduled for the race up the famous mountain climb, but Froome had to abandon the Critérium du Dauphiné last weekend due to illness.
Froome is apparently not yet fit enough to pin a number on again and was not part of the final selection of his Israel-Premier Tech team. The four-time Tour winner had to withdraw from the Critérium du Dauphiné on Saturday, on the advice of his team’s medical staff. “I was really looking forward to the last two stages, but I don’t feel 100 percent.”
“It’s disappointing to leave the race early, but I’ve made good progress and don’t want to throw myself back at this important part of the season,” Froome said. The British Tour winner hopes to be at the start of the Tour de France […]