Chris Froome trains up 'steepest climb in the world' as he feels 'closer to where he needs to be' before Tour de France

The four-time Tour champion says his most recent block of altitude training has seen him step up a level compared to earlier this season

Chris Froome
(Image credit: Chris Froome/YouTube)

Chris Froome says he's closer to where he needs to be before this summer's Tour de France, his first French Grand Tour since 2018, and that his most recent block of training at altitude in Tenerife has seen him surpass the level he's exhibited so far this season.

In a YouTube video on his channel, Froome gives a look around where he's been spending a few weeks training at altitude ahead of both the Critérium du Dauphiné and Tour. The amenities are basic, the guesthouse's proprietors having to manually fill the water tank on the roof after it broke down - a recent press conference held by Froome also having a sharp cut-off at 10pm because that was when the electricity cut out for the night.

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