Chris Froome adds Tour of the Alps to pre-Tour de France race programme

Chris Froome working for Sky teammate Bernal

Chris Froome will ride the Tour of the Alps (April 22-26) as he works to find his best form in the countdown to the Tour de France. The organisers of the Tour of the Alps confirmed the presence of Froome and Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) in this year’s race at a presentation in Kufstein, Austria, where the race will begin on Easter Monday. The Austrian-Italian stage race will almost certainly be Froome’s final race in Team Sky colours before the British WorldTour squad become Team Ineos on May 1 and races for the first time in their new black and burgundy colours at the Tour de Yorkshire (May 2-5). Froome rode the Tour of the Alps in 2018 as he prepared to target the Giro d’Italia-Tour de France double, finishing fourth behind winner Thibaut Pinot. This year Froome will race against Nibali, Rafal Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe), with five WorldTour teams and a ...

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