Chris Froome: 'I'm a little ahead of where I was last year'

The three-time Tour de France champion says he's happy with his form in the opening stage of the Volta a Catalunya

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

As has regularly been the case in races across Europe for the past month, Team Sky riders were all over the front of the first mountain stage of the Volta a Catalunya to the Pyrenean resort of La Molina.

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Peter Cossins has been writing about professional cycling since 1993, with his reporting appearing in numerous publications and websites including Cycling WeeklyCycle Sport and Procycling - which he edited from 2006 to 2009. Peter is the author of several books on cycling - The Monuments, his history of cycling's five greatest one-day Classic races, was published in 2014, followed in 2015 by Alpe d’Huez, an appraisal of cycling’s greatest climb. Yellow Jersey - his celebration of the iconic Tour de France winner's jersey won the 2020 Telegraph Sports Book Awards Cycling Book of the Year Award.