Tour de France Leader Froome 'Very Likely' To Race In Colorado's Pro Challenge Next Month
Froome padded his overall lead in the Tour with a 29-second win over Movistar’s Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas and now stands 4 minutes and 14 seconds ahead of Bauke Mollema and 4:25 ahead of Alberto Contador with a week left in the 100th anniversary Tour de France.
USA Cycling Challenge CEO Shawn Hunter told Real Vail there’s a good chance that, win or lose, Froome and the rest of his Team Sky mates will be in Colorado Aug. 19-25 to compete in the third edition of what’s quickly becoming America’s premier pro cycling stage race.
“I think regardless of his [Froome’s] finish in the Tour it’s very likely he’s going to be racing here in Colorado,” Hunter said. “They’ve made it known publicly they want to bring a loaded team, not only their young guys but their big guns as well. It’s likely we could see him and [2012 Tour winner Bradley] Wiggins and others.”
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Photos: Chris Froome leads the Tour de France on Sunday / Sky Sports Image.