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Chris Froome Soon to Start Training for 2015 Season

Chris Froome is very eager to start preparing for 2015 season after spending the off season riding in odd criterium and riding in the Himalayas and marrying his fiancée Michelle Cound.

Chris Froome mentioned his riding in the Himalayas in Team Sky’s website. He said that it was a different experience for him and he enjoyed it. Froome considers that after the end of a season, it is very crucial to correct one’s performance shortcomings and prepare for the next season. He said that he’s very eager to resume training for the upcoming season.

The 2014 season was a very bad one for Froome. This season his main aim was to defend his Tour de France Title but he failed to do so due to crashing. Froome considers that the starting stages of the race to be his highlight of this season.

He said that being able to start in Yorkshire was an unforgettable experience for him. He said that being the previous winner of the race, he got enormous support there and it was a great experience for him.

Froome’s failure to perform well in the Tour de France was a very disappointing experience for him. But he regards his performance at the Vuelta a Espana to be satisfying. He also performed very well in Tour de Romandie but he still considers his performance at the Vuelta to be his most satisfying experience of this season. He said that even though he couldn’t perform well in the tour, he’s still happy about the other victories he got in this season.

Froome didn’t clearly say which races, in the upcoming season, he’ll participate in. He said that he regards Giro d’Italia to be a big opportunity and he said that participating in Tour de France is something he needs to decide carefully. Froome said that for the next season his main goal is to perform well.


Contador certainly not unbeatable, says Froome

It is a well known fact that Spanish riding star Alberto Contador has set his eyes on the Tour de France of 2013, but Chris Froome has gone on record saying that he is not afraid of Contador, The 27 year old Team Sky member has, however conceded that winning the Tour de France this year will be tough and a very big challenge.

Froome, who has beaten Contador on an earlier occasion, will be leading Team Sky this time around and is being counted as one of the favorites to win the 100th chapter of the most renowned race of the world.

Froome, who is undoubtedly one of the strongest fields that the sport has witnessed in recent times, will be there at with Cadel Evans, Bradley Wiggins and Andy Schleck and the start line.  Joaquim Rodriguez and Tejay van Garderen will also be there at the starting line.

However, Froome’s toughest competitor will definitely be the two time winner Contador following his reassertion of his prowess at the Grand Tour with a Vuelta a Espana win in 2012’s September.

Though, during most parts of the Vuelta a Espana Froome found himself trailing behind Contador, he has said it has done nothing to shake his firm belief has take home the winner’s yellow jersey at the Tour de France.

Talking to the media, the rider of Kenyan origin said, “I don’t believe that Contador is unbeatable. If you rewind and go back to last year’s Vuelta a Espana, you will see that Contador was there in the second place or the third place coming into the final week.

Froome added, “Contador was almost beaten then but Rodriguez was defeated at the Vuelta because of some bad tactics. So, Contador is certainly not unbeatable”.

“I believe that winning the Tour de France is possible for me. It will be a stiff challenge and I feel that it will be tougher than the last year”, Froome said.