Chris Froome ready to 'empty the tank' in Ruta del Sol final time trial

Team Sky's Chris Froome says that the overall win in the Ruta del Sol is out of his reach, but he'll be supporting team-mate Wout Poels and put in an effort on the final stage time trial - Words: John Woodhouse

Chris Froome at the 2018 Ruta del Sol.

(Image credit: JORGE GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)

Chris Froome believes victory is probably out of his reach as the Ruta del Sol enters its last two stages, but has vowed to “empty the tank” in the last day time trial as he continues his build-up to a potential Giro d’Italia and Tour de France double.

At this early stage of the season, Froome believes he’s not quite got the edge on his opponents in Andalucia, but is content with his progress, and is happy to help teammate and current race leader Wout Poels on to the top step of the podium in Barbate on Sunday.

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