Chris Froome: It's fair to say I'm a fair weather cyclist

Team Sky's Chris Froome admits he performs better in hot weather, which is why he tends to skip the early season European races

Chris Froome after stage four of a the 2016 Jayco Herald Sun Tour

(Image credit: Watson)

With four days left on his training block in South Africa, Chris Froome revealed that the weather was the reason why he doesn't race much in Europe in the early season.

The Team Sky leader flew back to the Southern Hemisphere after a few days with his family in Nice following the Herald Sun Tour, with the Tour of Catalunya the next race on his radar, starting on March 21.

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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.