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“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.