Christopher Froome is not full. From the first pedal strokes of the season, given this week on the roads of the Sultanate of Oman, the UK has demonstrated its motivation intact. It is of course the Tour de France, which he won the hundredth edition, the major objective of the coming months.
“After a few weeks of vacation, Kenya in particular, he told reporters that he has wanted to meet twice in four days, I think I have worked really well for two months in South Africa. I seemed to do well but it is impossible to describe this training before making efforts in the race to confront others.
Tour of Oman is a good indicator because the majority of the world’s best riders are here. I can now say that I am satisfied. “Before the fourth and fifth stages will be decisive, the leader of Team Sky has delivered a first test Thursday wearing an attack at the top of the last climb, then pushing the needle his counter 100 km / h in the raid along with Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory), Peter Sagan (Cannondale) and Zdenek Stybar (Omega Pharma-Quick Step). The peloton was reconstructed in the last kilometer, but Froome, already made an impression.
Paris-Roubaix Not Program
“I’m fine, my team remains the same, focused on his work, motivated by the victory, he says. My program is defined and constructed to allow me into the next Tour de France in the best condition.” This program is almost the same in 2013 with four stage races, Tirreno-Adriatico, the Volta a Catalunya, the Tour de Romandie and the Criterium du Dauphine. There is no question for him to play Paris-Roubaix in anticipation pavers inscribed on the fifth step, it would take too many risks but there are always questions about a possible participation in Liege-Bastogne-Liege April 27.
“I do not have much need to run to be in the condition, he said, but the training camps that I performed under the direction of Tim Kerrison, coach of Team Sky, are vitally important. During the spring, I’ll make two two-week sessions on the slopes of Teide in Tenerife. Suffer, get my body used to the suffering, roll tremendously against the clock for me are the key to success. The competition is then a reward, winning a great joy”.
In one year, Chris Froome has changed status is obvious. Early 2013, he struggled with even poor track record of a stage victory in the Tour de France and some nice places of honor, second Tour de France 2012 Tour of Spain 2011, manufactured in the shadow of his leader Bradley Wiggins who has little taste, it’s the least we can say, the rise of teammate now, with Team Sky, his first rival. Since Froome became a champion, gave a consistent volume to his name. He learned to be a leader, to inspire confidence, give orders even if he never raises his voice. It is with absolute confidence that addresses this new year. This is not necessarily good news for his opponents.