Chris Froome hints he'll race the RideLondon-Surrey Classic next weekend

In a bid to get some one-day racing under his belt before the Olympic Games, Chris Froome may start RideLondon next Sunday

Chris Froome at the Tour de France (Watson)
(Image credit: Watson)

Chris Froome revealed that he may race in Britain for the first time in over two years next Sunday, with the Tour de France champion in waiting looking to ride the RideLondon-Surrey Classic.

The Team Sky leader, who all-but secured his third Tour de France in four years on Saturday, is looking for some one-day racing practice ahead of the Rio 2016 road race on August 6.

"I'm looking for recover after this race. I think I'll ride RideLondon next Sunday as a one-day race before we fly to Rio, and then we'll be there for a week before [the road race], to look at the roads and start training again," Froome said in his post-stage press conference at the Tour.

"The last few years, I haven't done much racing in the UK. Time wise it didn't work out. The Tour of Britain conflicted with the Vuelta, national championships conflicted with my tapering and training for the Tour.

"This seems like the perfect opportunity to go over to London. Espicially, it will be a massive honour to engage with the British fans, which I haven't been able to do."

Froome rode the RideLondon Classic in 2011, finishing 118th in the race won by Mark Cavendish. Prior to the 2014 Tour, the last time Froome raced in the UK was at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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