Wout Poels ready to be key support for Froome at Tour de France

Dutchman Poels went out to train at altitude with the 2013 Tour champion, though local monkeys made sure things didn't go too smoothly

Credit: Froome
(Image credit: Froome)

Team Sky's Chris Froome is positioning Wout Poels to become his Tour de France mountain helper, starting with an intimate South African altitude training camp where monkeys attacked their base.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.