Chris Froome on Dauphiné TT: 'Not my best performance'

Chris Froome has admitted that he found stage four's time trial at the Critérium du Dauphine "tough" and that he has work to do before July's Tour de France

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Team Sky leader Chris Froome has admitted he’ll have to do more work on his time trialling before the Tour de France in July, after he lost 37 seconds to rival Richie Porte in a test at the Critérium du Dauphiné.

Porte won the 24km time trial between La Tour-du-Pin and Bourgion-Jalieu this afternoon with a time of 28.07, pushing world time trial champion Tony Martin into second place.

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Having trained as a journalist at Cardiff University I spent eight years working as a business journalist covering everything from social care, to construction to the legal profession and riding my bike at the weekends and evenings. When a friend told me Cycling Weekly was looking for a news editor, I didn't give myself much chance of landing the role, but I did and joined the publication in 2016. Since then I've covered Tours de France, World Championships, hour records, spring classics and races in the Middle East. On top of that, since becoming features editor in 2017 I've also been lucky enough to get myself sent to ride my bike for magazine pieces in Portugal and across the UK. They've all been fun but I have an enduring passion for covering the national track championships. It might not be the most glamorous but it's got a real community feeling to it.