Chris Froome adds extra race to his pre-Tour de France programme

The four-time Tour champion will take part in the Tour of the Alps in Austria and Italy this month

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Chris Froome will race his last event as a Team Sky rider at the Tour of the Alps later on this month, from April 22 to 26.

After the Italian stage race, Froome and will begin to compete in the Team Ineos jersey at the Tour de Yorkshire. The 33-year-old's main aim this season is to take a record-equalling fifth Tour de France overall victory.

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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.