Chris Froome produced a climbing masterclass on the fourth day of the Ruta del Sol to take the stage win and leap to the top of the overall standings.

Chris Froome is motivated ahead of 2015 with the Tour de France again set to be the Team Sky rider's main focus.

Currently taking advantage of the warm weather in South Africa, Froome is fully focused on the year ahead and rising to the challenge of a testing Tour route in July.

As the start of the Vuelta a Espana approaches, Chris Froome is keen to return to Grand Tour competition and test his form over three weeks.

Kicking off in Jerez de la Frontera on Saturday evening, the race sees Froome back in competition for the first time since crashing out of the Tour de France in July.

Chris Froome is looking forward to an exciting end to 2014 with a number of appearances in November and December.

The Team Sky rider will shortly begin an intensive block of winter training, but is also committed to making the most of his time in South Africa, a country where he feels at home.

Team Sky has selected its nine-man line-up for the 69th edition of the Vuelta a España, starting on Saturday 23 August, with Chris Froome as team leader.

Froome, who was forced to abandon the Tour de France last month due to injury, will make his return to racing in a team that includes fellow Brits Peter Kennaugh and Luke Rowe.

On Wednesday the 22nd of October the official 2015 Tour de France route was revealed in Paris.  Speaking from the Team Sky team-building camp in Weymouth, Chris Froome gave his first impressions of the 2015 route.  Here's what the 29 year old Team Sky leader had to say:

"There's no two ways about it, next year's Tour is going to be about the mountains. There's very little emphasis on time trialling which means the race will be decided up in the high mountains. With 6 mountaintop finishes it is going to be an aggressive and massively demanding race." 

Chris Froome is ‘devastated’ at being forced to withdraw from the Tour de France and flew home on Wednesday evening for a period of rest and recuperation.

Froome abandoned the fifth stage 69km from home after crashing for the second time on the rain-sodden roads, and those falls came just 24 hours after he had injured his wrist in an early tumble at the start of stage four.

Chris Froome is relishing the challenge of the world championships as he prepares to line up with Great Britain for Sunday’s road race.


With a sustained run of Grand Tour and stage race success under his belt the 29-year-old is now an established team leader. Yet riding as part of a nine-man Great Britain squad Froome is both happy and excited to be facing off again other national squads in Ponferrada, playing a team role on a course which looks set to serve up one of the most open world championships in years.


Chris Froome laid down a winning final time trial to claim overall victory at the Tour de Romandie.

The Team Sky rider headed into the decisive 18.5-kilometre test just a single second behind overnight leader Simon Spilak and the pair battled it out on the roads around Neuchatel, with Froome comfortably claiming the upper hand.

Chris Froome negotiated a tricky wet final time trial to wrap up second place overall at the Vuelta a Espana.

The Brit's second podium finish at the Spanish Grand Tour was the culmination of three hard weeks of racing and a great performance from Team Sky.

Chris Froome rounded off the Volta a Catalunya in sixth position overall after Lieuwe Westra had sealed a fine solo success in Barcelona.
For the second day in succession, Froome kept a close eye on his general classification rivals and followed all the moves that mattered when the action kicked off on the final lap of the day.