Why Chris Froome shouldn't be dismissed from the Tour de France reckoning

As he makes his return to racing at the UAE Tour, Froome's ambition of taking a fifth Tour title shouldn't be ruled out just yet

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

The Tour de France may be more than four months away, but the pre-race hype and analysis is already in full swing, with the battle for the yellow jersey widely billed as a contest between Ineos and Jumbo-Visma, the two teams that are now home to the winners of eight of the last nine Grand Tours.

Asked for his perspective on this duel, Ineos’s 2019 Tour champion Egan Bernal picked out Jumbo’s Primož Roglič as his principal rival for the jersey, the Slovenian the stand-out candidate after his victory in the Vuelta a España at the end of last season confirmed him as the world’s number one racer.

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