Chris Froome backs Tadej Pogačar to wrap up Tour de France: 'He's got it in the bag'

The Briton has been recovering from an opening day crash and has been pleased with his progress

Chris Froome
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Chris Froome has insisted that the winner of the 2021 Tour de France has already been decided.

As the race resumes following its second and final rest day, Tadej Pogačar of UAE-Team Emirates leads the race by by 5-18 from Rigoberto Urán of EF Education - Nippo. 

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.