Chris Froome doubts chances of taking yellow in upcoming Critérium du Dauphiné time trial

The three-time Tour de France winner doesn't see himself overhauling the time deficit to the race leader in the 23.5km time trial

Chris Froome at the Critérium du Dauphiné (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Chris Froome (Team Sky) has said he doesn’t think it’s possible for him to take the yellow jersey at the Critérium du Dauphiné in Wednesday's time trial.

The 23.5km time trial between La Tour-du-Pin and Bourgoin-Jallieu will be the first time the general classification contenders get to set a marker against each other so far in the race.

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