Chris Froome facing tough challenge in Ruta del Sol

Team Sky sports director Nicolas Portal explains why Chris Froome has swapped the Tour of Oman for the Ruta del Sol

Chris Froome in action during Stage 3 of the 2015 Tour of Andalucia Ruta Del Sol

(Image credit: Watson)

Chris Froome needed a change after winning the Tour of Oman the last two years and wanted to face his top Tour de France rivals in the Ruta del Sol, explained Sky Sports Director Nicolas Portal.

"It's like with boxer, who needs to box someone good," Portal told Cycling Weekly.

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