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It's tough and I wouldn't expect anything else from the Tour de France organisers, especially the first eight or nine days. The wind could be a massive factor up there and with the GC so close we could see the race torn to pieces. It [team selection] is definitely going to be a big consideration – having a team that will keep me safe up north. Having said that, we don't want to compromise the team we're going to have once we hit the Alps and the Pyrenees.feedback
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Oct 17 2017
Chris Froome has most recently been quoted in an article called Versatile Tour de France support cast will be key. Chris Froome said, “To do a 65km stage ending with a summit finish, that's going to be mental. I can imagine it being attacked from the start by the main GC riders.”. Chris Froome has been quoted a grand total of 102 times in 51 articles.
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Sep 09 2017

It feels fitting, romantic in a way as here is where I first had the opportunity to go for my own ambitions in a grand tour. It's amazing to come back again, for this to be the ultimate test of this Vuelta. Today is very emotional, coming after the Tour de France this is an even greater challenge.feedback

Sep 09 2017

That was one hell of a finale after three weeks of full gas racing. It is such a brutal race. Almost every single stage has been a GC day. I'm just so relieved, so grateful to get through today. Definitely the hardest Grand Tour I've done.feedback

Sep 08 2017

It was such a tough climb, we did everything we could to try and catch Alberto and my congratulations to him, to finish his career like this is beautiful.feedback

Sep 06 2017

I am confident about the next few days ahead. The team is looking great and hopefully I will bounce back after a tough day.feedback

Sep 06 2017

I paid a little for yesterday's effort, for sure, but I am still in a fantastic position, still over a minute to second place so it's a good buffer.feedback

Sep 04 2017

We start on a race track. Once we get out on to the road it's just a straight long road. [It's] 20km going up in steps and then pretty much 20km going down in steps. It's fast. It's very much a power time trial course. It's not super technical. There's quite a few time triallists here to contend with. Zakarin looks in very good shape [and] Kelderman [and] Alberto Contador have done some very decent time trials this year.feedback

Sep 04 2017

Whoever leaves absolutely everything out there in the time trial will pay for it the day after on Los Machucos. That's not as long as [the] Angliru but the gradients are up there. There are pitches of over 20%. Every day has to be ridden thinking about what is coming up.feedback

Sep 03 2017

It's an amazing feeling to finish off today and still to be the leader of three competitions – the red, the white and the green jersey as well – and to have survived a stage like today. I can't thank my team-mates enough.feedback

Sep 03 2017

I'm really happy with it and looking forward to the time trial.feedback

Sep 01 2017

I don't think I fear either of the stages. On the climbs it certainly feels like we're a lot more in control of the race. There are only a handful of guys who can really put us under pressure. So for us that's what we train for and that's what we're looking forward to. We have two seriously, really hard back-to-back days coming up. I think with Sierra Nevada with the altitude, being over two-and-a-half thousand metres, that's going to be massive on Sunday.feedback

Sep 01 2017

I think it was pretty clear today that there were going to be time splits in the final. Coming into that last kilometre, Gianni moved me into a perfect position and I could see he still looked keen and fresh and strong. So I just said to him 'go Gianni go' and try to get the stage win. He came close – and if he's able to do that after doing so much work for me I'd say that's pretty impressive.feedback

Aug 23 2017

I think if you had said at the beginning of the stage this would be the situation at the finish, I would have definitely have signed to agree to that.feedback

Aug 23 2017

I'm surprised to see Vincenzo Nibali and Fabio Aru lose some time today and Romain Bardet, but it's a long race and today was just a 3km climb so I imagine it will be a different race once we get into the high mountains.feedback

Aug 23 2017

Esteban Chaves seems to be one of the strongest climbers in this year's Vuelta as well as obviously Alberto Contador who did a good ride today. Tejay van Garderen is still in the mix and Nicolas Roche is still up there so BMC have got a couple of options to play with.feedback

Aug 23 2017

I'm really glad to have come through from the Tour in the shape that I hoped to be in for the start of the Vuelta. Looking at the time gaps now, GC is definitely taking a bit more shape and if you think there's just a 3km climb to the finish I can definitely be happy with that and the job that my team-mates did to set that up.feedback

Aug 21 2017

I don't necessarily expect to keep it all the way, especially with it being so close. We're just going to have to see one day at a time. Obviously we're going to do everything we can to protect it now.feedback

Aug 21 2017

We decided to take it on on the penultimate climb and the guys were just fantastic. They laid down a really hard tempo and did a fantastic job, especially a guy like Gianni Moscon – it's his first Grand Tour with Team Sky. I've lost the Vuelta before by 13 seconds so at this point I'm going to fight for every second I can.feedback

Aug 21 2017

Keeping the jersey until the end] is going to be really hard, especially with all the time bonuses out there. There's just two seconds until the next group of riders so it's still really close. We can expect a big fight for the jersey.feedback

Aug 20 2017

The guys kept myself and Wout [Poels] up front pretty much the whole stage so we can't complain about that. There were a few seconds lost to Vincenzo Nibali and Esteban Chaves, but some gained also on other GC guys.feedback

Aug 18 2017

One thing that really sets the Vuelta apart from other races is where it is in the season – towards the tail end. You have this mixture of riders who have targeted the Vuelta specifically, and they are in fantastic shape. You have other riders who are coming off a big season already, and hanging on to whatever condition they've got, and people who possibly have missed their goals earlier in the season and the Vuelta is their chance to salvage what could have been a tough year for them. Typically, it makes it a very aggressive race.feedback

Aug 18 2017

The Vuelta is a race I love doing but it's relentless. The course is always a lot more mountainous than the Tour de France and the conditions are tougher. Being mid-August in Spain, it's quite common to have temperatures up in the mid 40s – it's brutal. Absolutely brutal.feedback

Jul 27 2017

I've got the opportunity and I'm certainly going to go for it. The Vuelta is a race I love – it's vicious but it's three weeks that I enjoy.feedback

Jul 24 2017

It's something that really doesn't concern me and I'm not going to waste energy getting myself caught up in something that doesn't involve me.feedback

Jul 23 2017

I'm speechless, it's amazing. The Champs Elysees never disappoints, there is something magical when you have spent three weeks thinking about this moment, it's just so rewarding every time.feedback

Jul 23 2017

I was just standing there on the side of the road with my teammate Michal Kwiatkowski. I thought it was potentially game over.feedback

Jul 23 2017

Thank you for the welcome and your generosity. Your passion for this race makes it really special. I fell in love with this race.feedback

Jul 23 2017

I want to dedicate this victory to my family. Your love and support makes everything possible. I also want to thank my team Sky (for your) dedication and passion.feedback

Jul 23 2017

I'm not a big person to necessarily choose a role model. I've got a bit of a unique style on the bike and my own way of doing things.feedback

Jul 23 2017

Something I've certainly worked on the last few years is my descending.feedback

Jul 23 2017

This Tour has been my toughest yet. I probably don't even know the full history of those events. Coming into cycling quite late in my life, obviously my childhood back in Africa, I only started watching the Tour de France in the years that Lance Armstrong was racing.feedback

Jul 23 2017

It's a huge honor to be talked about in the same sentence.feedback

Jul 23 2017

I'll have to see how I recover from this and how I back up in training going into the Vuelta. It's always been the plan to go on and do the Vuelta but I'll have to see how I shape up over the next 10 days and when I get back into training.feedback

Jul 23 2017

It made it a much more cagey race between the main favourites once we hit the climbs because there were so few summit finishes. We basically ended up following each other and, between us, we were afraid to lay it all on the line in case things didn't go well and there wasn't a back-up or an opportunity to rectify it. This year was certainly the hardest for me personally, given the lack of mountain-top finishes and time trial kilometres compared to other years.feedback

Jul 23 2017

When you have a three‑week bike race, especially one that's been this close for the yellow jersey, it's not something that's on your radar. It's just noise in the background. It's the same as a Frenchman going 'Boo' at the roadside – you hear it but it doesn't stop you pedalling or going in the direction you need to go.feedback

Jul 23 2017

The goal was to be strong in the third week of the Tour and, especially after a couple of hard days in the Alps, it's worked out really well. Tim Kerrison has been a major part of that and I have him to thank for the planning, coming into the Tour the way I did. I wasn't quite at my best in the Dauphiné but I've never felt this good in the third week of a Grand Tour. Even though I was pushing to the limits, I always felt as if I was in control.feedback

Jul 22 2017

It's an amazing feeling. There was a lot of pressure coming into the stage with it being so close in the general classification. It's a really fitting way to end the battle for the Tour de France.feedback

Jul 22 2017

This race was certainly the closest of my Tour career. It was definitely never secure until I was over the line in Marseille. I never dreamed of being up there, or even coming close to the likes of Merckx, Anquetil or Indurain.feedback

Jul 21 2017

I have to make sure I do everything right, follow the right processes and hopefully not have a bad day. I've got the legs, and hopefully everything else will be all right.feedback

Jul 21 2017

It's definitely a fast course, there's a small climb out the back of Marseille. I think it suits me well. It's quite a power time trial. I have to treat it like any other time trial. I won't take any big risks like in Duesseldorf, but when I can push, I will push.feedback

Jul 20 2017

Definitely it's nice to get through the Alps feeling good and looking forward to the time trial now in Marseille.feedback

Jul 20 2017

We could all have died.feedback

Jul 20 2017

Definitely Rigoberto is my biggest threat in Marseille. From the GC group he is the next strongest in time trials. He's only 29 seconds behind so he will be the guy to look out for in Marseille. I'll do my best to try to win the stage and ride for the jersey. I've already seen the time trial course. It's a very fast 22km course. I'll do my maximum for sure. I will try to get this polka-dot jersey all the way to Paris and I will enjoy all those nice moments, you never know what can happen in life.feedback

Jul 20 2017

I'm happy that I went through the Alps without any major problem. I normally find the Alps more difficult.feedback

Jul 19 2017

At this stage of the race, everyone's on their hands and knees, let's see what happens. It's still all to race for.feedback

Jul 19 2017

It was a big day of climbing. My legs certainly felt a lot better than a week ago in the Pyrenees, which is a good sign.feedback

Jul 18 2017

Everyone knew it was going to split at some point. For us, it was more about just being on the right side of it. Knowing it was going to kick off on that open section in the last 20 kilometers to go, the guys committed to that, and we saw the gaps opening out straight away.feedback

Jul 17 2017

Uran is more of the dark horse who slips under the radar but he is the strongest time-trialist of the group of riders (challenging me).feedback

Jul 17 2017

Rigoberto Urán is more of the dark horse, he is probably the strongest time trialist of the GC riders, and with Marseille in mind, he's a big threat.feedback

Jul 16 2017

It was extremely stressful, panic stations. I thought that the yellow jersey could be changing shoulders. Things had been going perfectly, I broke a spoke and the wheel wasn't straight any more. We changed the wheel as fast as we could, but the speed was at its highest and my team-mates had to empty themselves to get me back. I had to go very deep, that was a full race effort, if I hadn't got back before the top of the climb we could have been looking at some pretty big losses, it could have been game over.feedback

Jul 15 2017

If you'd said to me this morning I would take 25sec from Aru on this finish, I wouldn't have believed you. We knew the finish would be selective but I didn't expect to be taking these margins off some of the contenders. It was very technical; it was important to be at the front. I didn't know where Fabio was but my team-mate Michal Kwiatkowski was shouting at me to go because there were big gaps everywhere.feedback

Jul 15 2017

It was important to come to the climb without having made any big efforts; it was a very technical finish with lots of road furniture, it was important to be at the front taking perfect lines. It's still so close at the top. I have to regard all of the riders within a minute as a threat. At this point we are fighting for every second.feedback

Jul 15 2017

It will be war, a full-on stage with lots of attacks; it will be all hands on deck.feedback

Jul 15 2017

It's perfect for us.feedback

Jul 13 2017

I did my best but I didn't have the legs to follow.feedback

Jul 13 2017

I didn't have the legs. It's a nice victory for Romain Bardet, and hats off to Fabio Aru for taking the yellow jersey.feedback

Jul 12 2017

It's hard to hold anything back on a stage like tomorrow but the following day will be on the back of our minds. It's going to be flat out racing, we know what to expect.feedback

Jul 12 2017

It's one of the key stages of this year's race.feedback

Jul 12 2017

It's quite savage. I think if someone blows in those few hundreds of meters (at 20 per cent), there could be some really significant time gaps.feedback

Jul 11 2017

It was a quiet day, no stress at all. It was one of the most relaxed days we've had in this Tour de France. It was like having a double rest day.feedback

Jul 09 2017

I want to thank the other riders, who did not attack.feedback

Jul 06 2017

This was one of my most relaxed days on the Tour de France.feedback

Jul 05 2017

I'm used to being in that position.feedback

Jul 05 2017

When Aru went, I still had team mates (to do the work) so I waited for the others to react. Nobody moved so I thought I had to go to see what I could do.feedback

Jul 05 2017

There's a flat before the last climb and perhaps we waited too long there.feedback

Jul 05 2017

When he left, I stayed with my team and waited for the attack from the others. But no one moved. I thought, OK, I have to go, what can I do?feedback

Jul 05 2017

We got a little preview of just where everyone's at in terms of their condition.feedback

Jul 02 2017

It's going to be the first GC [general classification] battle, the first real test for us GC guys to see where we are at.feedback

Jul 01 2017

I heard in my ear that Geraint Thomas had won. That's super, super.feedback

Jun 27 2017

My biggest threats come from guys who did not do the Giro -- Richie Porte, Alberto Contador and Romain Bardet.feedback

Jun 27 2017

Richie has been amazing this season. I think this year's Tour suits Richie really well.feedback

Jun 25 2017

I genuinely think this year's Tour route presents the biggest challenge to me that I've faced in my career to date. It's an open course and the level of my rivals is higher than it has ever been. It will be a much closer race in July, more hard fought than we've seen in the last few years. I think what strikes me most is the lack of time-trial kilometres.feedback

Jun 25 2017

I'm not the superstitious type, to think that winning the Dauphiné is a precursor to winning the Tour. It's certainly good for the morale and the confidence to win your last race before the Tour but I don't think it's a prerequisite.feedback

Jun 22 2017

Honestly I haven't given it much thought. It's not something I've gone and done my own investigation on. I've been so focused on trying to get ready for July and I think the investigation has been happening in the background. I've been happy to let it be, let the professionals deal with that. My focus has been on July and getting ready for that.feedback

Jun 22 2017

If I look at my experiences with Dave and the team, I don't have any questions in that respect. I've had a successful relationship with Dave and the team that's led to three Tour victories for me and the team. I'm not questioning that relationship. It's a good working relationship.feedback

Jun 22 2017

I think it's also safe to say that sometimes Dave and I don't agree on absolutely everything. That's only natural. When you have a team of 100 guys you are not going to agree with everyone about everything. It's an opportunity to challenge each other, to improve and work better in a lot of different ways.feedback

Jun 22 2017

I will be asked questions about it in the same way that you are asking me now. It's so far from where my focus has been that it's not something that rates highly on my agenda right now. I know there is an investigation and I would like to think that they are doing everything possible to get to the bottom of it but in terms of my focus and the rest of us out on the road, we've got a bike race to worry about.feedback

Jun 22 2017

I can only speak about my experiences in the team at the time. I certainly haven't been offered triamcinolone in the team. I haven't, no.feedback

Jun 22 2017

It's a feeling that you don't get from any other race.feedback

Jun 01 2017

My biggest threats come from guys who did not do the Giro -- Richie Porte, (two-time winner) Alberto Contador and (last year's runner-up) Romain Bardet. I think it is going to be tough for Nairo to do the Giro and the Tour. Richie has been amazing this season, winning the Tour Down Under and recently the Tour of Romandie. I think this year's Tour suits Richie really well. He's definitely got a chance to be up there for the win. This season he has been showing what he is capable of. I always believe in Richie.feedback

Jun 01 2017

It does not really affect much of us on the road.feedback

Jun 01 2017

I think it has been a build up similar to what I had last year. I think it worked well and I was able to do the Tour and the Vuelta (a Espana). After the Tour, if everything goes well, I'd love to do the Vuelta. It is different for Bradley and others who are no longer on the team, but for us it's really not a big deal, none of us have been involved in this.feedback

Mar 13 2017

I would like to apologise for this on behalf of myself and the other riders of Team Sky who feel passionately about our sport and winning clean. I believe in the people around me, and what we are doing.feedback

Mar 13 2017

I completely understand why people feel let down by the way in which the situation has been handled, and going forward we need to do better.feedback

Mar 13 2017

With respect to Dave Brailsford, he has created one of the best sports teams in the world. Without Dave B, there is no Team Sky. He has supported me throughout the last seven years of my career and I couldn't be more grateful for the opportunities and the experiences I've had. By his own admission, mistakes have been made, but protocols have been put in place to ensure that those same mistakes will not be made again. I know it will take time for faith to be restored, but I will do my utmost to ensure that happens, along with everyone else at Team Sky.feedback

Mar 13 2017

Trying to get home but keep getting held up by #parisnice2017 Can I just join in? #training.feedback

Mar 05 2014

If, if I am able to, to keep that Tour de France title, to win, win a second consecutive Tour de France that would, I mean it would mean the world to me. I mean, it's been one thing winning the Tour de France, but I think very few people have been able to go back and defend that title and do it a second time.feedback

Oct 21 2013

It really was difficult for me to get over to Europe. I had to learn a new language, find somewhere to live and start a new life in Italy when I first came over and it was all part of of the challenge to become a professional cyclist.feedback

Oct 21 2013

It's not a strategy, it is just the way I am, I think I feel most comfortable like, I have the most power, if I just hold the bike and stay in the saddle. I do stand up, but not as much as some of the other pure climbers.feedback

Oct 21 2013

Next year, again, I would like to target the Tour de France. For me this year winning the Tour has given me so much motivation, it has given me the passion I know I can win it. I know have the ability to go there and to be one of the big contenders in the Tour de France. So why change all that, I think it would make a lot of sense to me to go back there and try and repeat what I did there this year.feedback

Jul 22 2013

Cycling must be one of the cleanest sports.feedback

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