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I was losing faith, says Britain’s resurgent Chris Froome

I was losing faith, says Britain's resurgent Chris Froome

It has been more than 1,500 days since Chris Froome last won a race but the four-time Tour de France champion has an unwavering certainty…

Monday, Jul 18

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It has been more than 1,500 days since Chris Froome last won a race but the four-time Tour de France champion has an unwavering certainty he can still improve, although there were moments he was losing faith after a career-threatening freak crash in 2019.

CARCASSONNE (France): It has been more than 1,500 days since Chris Froome last won a race but the four-time Tour de France champion has an unwavering certainty he can still improve, although there were moments he was losing faith after a career-threatening freak crash in 2019.
Three years after hitting a wall at 60kph and sustaining fractures to his neck, right femur, hip, elbow and ribs, the Briton fought for a stage win at the top of the iconic climb to l’Alpe d’Huez on the Tour last week.
The 37-year-old took third place, which was way above anyone’s expectations for a rider who struggled to reach the finish line on most of the days in last year’s race.
"These past five, six months, were probably the only five six months in the last three years that I’ve been able to work uninterrupted with no pain, no injuries, nothing," Froome told Reuters on Monday.
"Nothing holding me back. So I’m still seeing improvements, seeing progressions and as long as I’m seeing these improvements, I’m going to keep working.
"I don’t know how far I’m going to get and if I’m going to get to my old level but one thing is for […]

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