Chris Froome is currently training in South Africa and he has outlined that his main aim for 2015 is the Tour de France.
“I’ve enjoyed my time off, and now I am concentrating on preparing myself mentally and physically for the season ahead,” Froome confirmed. “I’ve started training in the warm weather in South Africa where I have been able to get some decent miles in on the bike.”
After sitting down with the performance team at Team Sky, Froome’s early-season race programme has begun to be mapped out, with a likely return to competitive action on February 18-22 at the Ruta del Sol in Spain.
“Of course, together with the team, we’ve had to prioritise some events over others, but the Tour will remain my main focus for 2015,” Froome added. “The concept of doing all three Grand Tours in a season has got appeal but having said that, I know how hard it is to do two Grand Tours while targeting the overall win.”
“At this point in my career I feel that the Tour takes priority. There may come a time at some point down the line where other races may take preference, but for 2015, it’s the Tour.”
“There is no doubt that this Tour de France is going to be a tough test, but I enjoy the challenge and there’s no reason why I would be any worse off than any of the other contenders. It is our responsibility as a team to adapt accordingly so that we can be as competitive as possible there.”
“It’s a climbers Tour next year so I’m going to have to work extra hard in the mountains and spend less time on practising time trialling. It’s also going to be important to be as light as possible so our nutrition will play a key role. There will be new tests for me as an individual, that’s what I’m looking forward to.”