Chris Froome: 'I called it pretty early, I'm still not at my best'

Froome finishes seventh on summit finish at Ruta del Sol

Chris Froome at the start of the Ruta del Sol

(Image credit: JORGE GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)

Chris Froome says that he is still not at his best coming into the 2018 season with the ongoing investigation into his adverse analytical finding at the Vuelta a España.

Team Sky's star, even if not at his best, still managed to ride to seventh on the summit finish stage in the Ruta del Sol yesterday in Andalusia, Spain. In addition, team-mate Wout Poels won and took the race lead.

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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.