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Chris Froome will ride the Tour de France

Will Strickson
15 Jun 2021

After a long comeback from a traumatic injury, Chris Froome will make his return to the Tour de France this month, but won't lead his team

You shall go to the ball. Israel Start-Up Nation has confirmed that Chris Froome will make his long-awaited comeback to the Tour de France later this month.

Froome, who has been on a long comeback trail having been involved in a horror training crash in June 2019, last rode the Tour in 2018 when he finished third and helped teammate Geraint Thomas to victory.

There has been much speculation as to whether the four-time winner would race at La Grande Boucle this year given that he's struggled to find form as he gets used to racing again.

However it is for that reason that Froome will line up in Brest on 26th June not as the team's GC contender but as road captain and support rider for Canadian Michael Woods.

At 36, it is unclear whether it will be possible for Froome to regain his form – and domination – of old, but there's no doubt that having someone with Froome's experience will boost Woods's chances of success, no matter how slim they might be. 

What's more, given his stature, we're sure to get TV images of Froome dropping out the back of the peloton on a regular basis – it has already happened several times this season while he was doing the rounds at one-week races – which will get his sponsors on TV and help to make up for his pay cheque.