Chris Froome extends contract with Team Sky until 2018

Chris Froome and Team Sky agree on a two-year contract extension, keeping the two-time Tour de France winner with the team until the end of 2018

Chris Froome on stage fourteen of the 2015 Tour de France
(Image credit: Watson)

Team Sky are pretty happy with Chris Froome's work, it appears, with the British rider extending his contract until the end of the 2018 season.

In his time with Sky, Froome has won two Tours de France, come second in the Vuelta a España twice and won a host of WorldTour stage races.

Froome, who spoke to Cycling Weekly for an interview to be published in the January 14 issue, announced the contract extension on his Twitter account, with media being told at the Sky training camp in Mallorca.

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“Team Sky have been fundamental to my success to date, so it was a very easy decision to commit to the Team until the end of 2018," he said.

"Their values are my values and I am proud to ride for a team that has shown that you can win the biggest bike races in the world clean. 2015 was a fantastic year for me both professional and personally and this is a great kick start to 2016.

"I am more motivated than I have ever been and I have got big targets for this Olympic year. I can't wait to start racing.”

The Kenyan-born Brit will be looking to defend his Tour de France title this July, on a route that suits his skill set with two individual time trials.

In August he will be among the favourites for the Olympic Games road race in Rio de Janeiro, with riders like Tony Martin tipping him to also win the time trial the following week.


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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.