Chris Froome 'avoiding Tour de France winner distractions', says Brailsford

Chris Froome leads, Tour de Romandie 2013, stage two
(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Chris Froome is focussed on defending his Tour de France title and is training well, according to Team Sky boss David Brailsford. Brailsford said that Froome is avoiding the lull that could have followed his first Tour victory.

"It is very challenging. You can't get away from the fact that if you win a big sporting event, things happen totally detrimental to trying to go and win it again," Brailsford told the Telegraph.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.