Chris Froome relishing ‘little arguments’ with Geraint Thomas in 2016

Defending Tour de France champion explains why disagreeing is good for both him and his Welsh teammate this season

Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome on stage twenty of the 2015 Tour de France

(Image credit: Watson)

Chris Froome has downplayed the potential for a destructive rivalry at Team Sky between himself and Geraint Thomas in 2016, saying that he does not see the Welshman as a threat to his ambition to win a third Tour de France this summer.

After enjoying a breakthrough Tour in 2015, Thomas has made his intentions clear to focus on stage racing and target the general classification at the Tour as a protected rider this season.

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Richard Abraham is an award-winning writer, based in New Zealand. He has reported from major sporting events including the Tour de France and Olympic Games, and is also a part-time travel guide who has delivered luxury cycle tours and events across Europe. In 2019 he was awarded Writer of the Year at the PPA Awards.