Chris Froome isn't particularly happy that the Rider's Association has nominated the brother of the race organiser to represent them at the Tour de Romandie in the case of extreme weather

Wet roads, snow and almost freezing conditions will be what greet the first riders off at the Tour de Romandie prologue on Tuesday afternoon and Chris Froome isn’t too impressed with the person chosen to represent riders by the rider’s association (CPA).

David Chassot was announced as the CPA’s delegate for the Tour de Romandie, the man who will represent riders if the extreme weather protocol was brought into action.

The problem that Froome sees, though, is that David Chassot is the brother of race organiser Richard Chassot, which is “one way to get your race to go ahead without those pesky concerns about rider safety”, according to the Team Sky rider.

The 3.95km prologue sets off at 13.50 (BST), with riders and teams tweeting images and videos in the build up of quite heavy snow still falling in La Chaux de Fonds, where temperatures are hovering around zero degrees Celsius.


We have arrived at the snowlogue in Romandie! Woot woot! 😂

A post shared by Joe Dombrowski (@joedombro) on

Froome will be the third to last rider down the ramp in the opening stage, followed by Rafal Majka (Tinkoff) and Simon Spilak (Katusha).

  • bowwow rapha

    Chunk in teak always risks chewing a splinter!!

  • Stevo

    Are you saying you disagree with what I wrote, or what?

  • Bob

    oh !! and here’s me thinking England was part of Asia and eastern Europe now.

  • Terrence Costa


  • Matt

    As if Uci’s president son was a team Sky top manager. Oh wait a minute….

  • Josh Tambini


  • Stevo

    Since England is part of Britain, an English accent is a British accent.

  • AST1986

    Everyone, let’s welcome Terrence to the 18th century!

  • reece46

    No the point he’s making is how in a professional sport you can have family as jury.

  • supong

    ILOS25 you know nothing of cycling otherwise you would not open your big mouth that way.

  • Morten Reippuert Knudsen

    Nice and plenty of other smaler towns with significantly lower realestate pricing is just arround the corner – if you want to pay your taxes and contribute to society. If youre a non-naive Monagascan and you chose to live in Monaco there is only one reason,

  • Sutton Atkins

    I would say more accurately; “It’s ALSO a tax haven”. There are some pretty good hills round there for training (too big for me), and significantly better weather than even the south of England.

  • WhiteCatzs

    At least Froome has the balls to speak up about it! What horrid conditions.

  • Morten Reippuert Knudsen

    Monaco ? Hardly, thats just a tax evasion…

  • Terrence Costa

    Shut up, put your helmet on, click in and ride. Or, pack your gear up and go home.

  • Brendan Power

    I thought this was about a conflict of interest that has the potential to put rider safety at risk. What has that got to do with where Chris Froome, or anybody else, lives?

  • Leodis75

    How can he pretend with a UK passport? I am sure most “French” footballers are from Africa.

  • Josh Tambini

    D’oh, sorry!

  • Sutton Atkins

    You clearly missed the point. (And the ‘tongue in cheek’ nature of part of my comment.)

  • Josh Tambini

    No such thing as a British accent and I think you’re confusing English with British.
    And Froome didn’t choose to live in Kenya; I don’t think he’s ever lived in the UK.

  • Sutton Atkins

    He seems to speak better English than many British people, and has a very British accent, and British parents. Many top athletes in many sports choose to live abroad for better training conditions. Go Froomey! Best of British.

  • Vance Harvey

    What an asinine comment!

  • llos25

    Froome should go back to native Kenya it is sunny there.Oh sorry he is a pretend uk citizen who lives in Monte Carlo.

  • TrevorHoldsworth

    “Copinage” in French, = “Jobs for the boys”