Chris Froome adds Tour de Yorkshire to 2019 race programme

Team Sky's Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome

Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas have revealed further details of their ambitions and race schedules for 2019. Froome is hoping to ride the Tour de Yorkshire in early May before he begins his preparations for the Tour de France , while Thomas will make his season debut at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana in Spain, ride Tirreno-Adriatico and use the Tour de Suisse as build-up to the Tour de France. Froome and Thomas confirmed on New Year's Day that they will both target the Tour de France, while Egan Bernal has been designated Team Sky 's leader for the Giro d'Italia. Thomas will also target the time trial at the World Championships in Yorkshire. Froome is chasing a record-equalling fifth Tour and has decided not to defend his victory at the Giro in order to be at his best in July. He will start his season at the Colombia ...

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