Froome to consider Vuelta a España 2016 racing, says team director

Chris Froome, the Team Sky leader, is thinking of racing Vuelta a España for a 3rd back to back year this season, after the Tour de France as well as the Olympic Games, said Nico Portal, the team’s sports director.
Speaking to a leading cycling news website, Portal said that he is thinking it again. This is not a pre-season objective but this is a race he likes a lot. This is like Volta a Catalunya: he prefers to do it, the level is quite high, and in Vuelta a España the weather’s always very good. That all suits him.
This time, the primary interest for Sky is Froome’s form as he brings to Tour de France, and as per the Portal as he looks to July  he is going quite well and they were very happy with his condition at this point of time.
Compared to previous year at this point in time, when he was quite ill, he is doing quite well. He is in great shape. He has been training well. With several other top names in Volta, this year, the Catalan race was a very critical test offered the depth of the opposition present as well as Chris’ spell of 6 weeks away from racing, and as Portal sees it.
He told that on the 2 top mountain stages that decided the race, Froome was up there till the last part of the stage, where there were the huge accelerations. When you see all the top names there, this is quite encouraging.

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| August 12th, 2016 | Posted in Cycling |

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