Chris Froome rates himself as a 'long shot' for road world title

Chris Froome, World Championships 2013

His World Championships goal restored Chris Froome's drive after winning the Tour de France. He leads the Great Britain team tomorrow during the elite men's road race in Florence but calls himself "a long shot".

"The World Championship has been the surprising driving force for me, to try to be ready for this road race," Chris Froome said in conference call. "I haven't felt quite the same way about it as I have about the Tour. Also given that it is a one-day race, it's quite a gamble, it is a bit of a long shot to go for the win there. Having said that, I'm up for it. I know I've done the training."

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