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Tour de France Leader Froome 'Very Likely' To Race In Colorado's Pro Challenge Next Month

Chris FroomeEven as Sky Procycling’s Chris Froome was securing the first ever win for Great Britain on France’s vaunted Mont Ventoux on Sunday, Colorado cycling fans must have been dreaming of the presumptive Tour de France winner showing similar dominance on Vail Pass in August.


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.”


Froome showed on Sunday why he’s considered one of the best climbers in the sport ... read the full story at RealVail.com

 Photos: Chris Froome leads the Tour de France on Sunday / Sky Sports Image. 

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