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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 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.

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 jetted into the Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday to unveil Jaguar’s brand new XFR-S Sportbrake model which will be part of Team Sky’s fleet from the 2014 season onwards.

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.

Chris Froome wrapped up his second successive Tour of Oman title in style after Andre Greipel had sealed a hat-trick of stage wins in the Sultanate.

Although the concluding stage was always destined to end in a sprint, a flurry of early activity meant Team Sky had to cover countless attacks before the lead-out trains eventually came to the fore on the Matrah Corniche.

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 kicks off his season at the Tour of Oman on Tuesday and is hungry for more success after a monumental 2013 campaign.

 

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.

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