Earlier, Chris Froome (Team Sky) had hinted that he would not compete in Tour de France 2015 because he would prefer competing in Vuelta a Espana and Giro d’Italia next season.
But now it seems he has changed his mind and is geared up for Tour de France.
When the Tour de France 2015’s route was revealed in the month of October, Froome had claimed that the tour is going to be tough next year. Froome was extremely concerned about the mountain stages and the less time trial pursuit kilometers.
However, recently Froome has made it clear that he is going to focus mainly on Tour de France for the next cycling season. According to Froome, he is at such a point in his cycling career that he has to give priority to the tour.
Froome said that he enjoys challenges and the tour is going to be extremely challenging with the mountain stages and less time trial pursuit. Therefore he is going to work hard and accordingly adapt himself to do well in the tour.
According to Chris Froome, competing in all the three grand tours is exciting and appealing but then he is aware of the pressure of participating in all the tours. In the future, he might focus on the other tours (Giro and Vuelta). But for the year 2015, he is going to concentrate on Tour de France.
Tour de France is going to start on the 4th of July, 2015 and is going to continue till the 26th of July, 2015. The tour is going to have two rest days, one individual time-trial race stage, one team time-trial race stage, seven mountain stages, three hill stages and nine flat stages.
Vincenzo Nibali (Team Astana) and Alberto Contador (Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank) are going to be the tough contenders in the Tour de France 2015.