Chris Froome eyes fifth Tour de France title as Team Sky enters a defining year
Only 4 men — Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain — have received the prestigious celebration 5 periods and Froome dreams of joining that illustrious listing.
“I’m absolutely obtaining to the point in my profession now in which I’m starting to feel about what sort of legacy I want to leave driving,” Froome told CNN Activity.
“If I am ready to win it [Tour de France] for a fifth time and be part of that quite elite group of bike riders, it would just be amazing.”
The two Froome and current Tour winner Geraint Thomas have introduced they will skip this year’s Giro d’Italia in buy to target on winning the coveted yellow jersey.
Froome has been central to Team Sky’s success considering the fact that its development in 2010. Along with fellow Brits Thomas and Bradley Wiggins, the 33-calendar year-outdated has served the workforce get six of the past eight Tour de France titles.
Nevertheless, the staff has been dogged by criticism for its use of therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) with an inquiry staying introduced by Britain’s Parliament to examine whether or not the team experienced been responsible of any doping offenses.
Staff Sky’s remaining calendar year
It leaves Group Sky seeking for a new sponsor but there are hopes a prosperous 2019 period can draw in a acceptable alternative.
“We all want to shut the Staff Sky story with the strongest doable finish. We are more enthusiastic as a Workforce than we have at any time been,” reported a Staff Sky assertion.