Chris Froome hits back at critics: ‘I’m not just going to throw in the towel’

The four-time Tour de France champion says those who doubt spur him on to keep trying to return to the top level

Chris Froome at the Tour de Romandie
(Image credit: Getty)

Having struggled to perform since returning from injury, Chris Froome has hit out at his critics, saying he’s not just going to throw in the towel and give up as he attempts to take back his place at the top of the sport.

“I have been getting a lot of reactions on social media recently from people who say ‘you’re done mate, you’re finished, you’ll never return to the top level,’” Froome said in his most recent YouTube video titled ‘Chris Hits Back!’

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

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