Chris Froome always hopes to return to the best level: "The results of Valverde and Nibali give me hope"

22nd of the 4th stage of the UAE Tour at the start of the season and 23rd of the Tour of Slovakia last September: here are the “best” results of Christopher Froome during the 2021 season. Despite a staggering salary, the Briton plays the most often the role of team member in its formation Israel Start-Up Nation. What to call into question the two years of contract he has left with the Israeli team? Not at all according to the person concerned who still hopes to return to a level that allows him to be competitive. “The fact that Nibali and Valverde are still winning races gives me motivation”, he explained to the Italian newspaper La Republicca, “They are one and five years older than me, respectively.”

The former winner of the Grande Boucle knows that he will probably never be able to win on the Grand Tours again is under the spell of Tadej Pogacar, the new boss of the Tour du France: “Looks like he doesn’t feel the pressure, which I was suffering from”said Froome who believes that the Slovenian can make cycling history, “He could well be the one who will one day win the Giro and the Tour in the same year. I didn’t make it.”

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