Chris Froome has said that winning Tour de France is one of his goals for the next season. After the route of the 2015 edition of Tour de France was unveiled in Paris in October, Froome said that he wasn’t happy as there were not many time trials in the route.
He said that he will take part in the next year’s Vuelta a Espana and Giro d’Italia. After discussing his next year’s racing schedule with the management of team Sky, Froome has decided to take part in the next year’s Tour de France.
The next year’s Tour wouldn’t be an easy one for Froome as he’ll have to compete against Vincenzo Nibali, the winner of this year’s Tour de France, Alberto Contador of the Tinkoff-Saxo team and Nairo Quintana of team Movistar. Froome couldn’t ride in this year’s Tour de France for crashing but he got the second place in the Vuelta a Espana. Alberto Contador became the winner of this year’s Vuelta a Espana.
A day before it was announced that Bradley Wiggins will take part in the next year’s Giro d’Italia. Wiggins will make an attempt at the Hour Record in 2015. It is likely that Froome will compete in only one Grand Tour in the upcoming season.
Oleg Tinkov challenged the top cyclists that whoever will win the three Grand Tours, Vuelta a Espana, Tour de France and Giro d’Italia, will be awarded a million euro by him but Froome didn’t accept the challenge. Froome said that for the upcoming season, his most important goal is to win the Tour de France. He also said that certain events were given more importance than others. He published this statement at first on his own website and then on the official website of team Sky. He said that participating in the three Grand Tours in one season is a goal he finds to be attractive but he considers this target to be a very hard one to achieve.