Chris Froome invited to run Barcelona 10km race after Mont Ventoux exploits

The organisers of the Cursa dels Nassos 10km run invite Chris Froome to Barcelona to take part on New Year's Eve

Chris Froome runs towards Chalet Reynard after an incident with a television motorbike on Stage 12 of the 2016 Tour de France (Watson)
(Image credit: Watson)

If Chris Froome fancies a bit of cross-training this winter he's got a perfect opportunity, having been invited to take part in a 10km run in Barcelona on New Year's Eve.

Having been impressed by his efforts at running part of the way up Mont Ventoux on the memorable 12th stage of the Tour de France, the organisers of the Cursa dels Nassos have extended an invite to the Kenyan-born Brit, according to Spanish newspaper AS.

On Ventoux, Froome was forced to take to his feet when he, Richie Porte and Bauke Mollema crashed into the back of a motorbike. Froome's bike was badly damaged and with the crowds blocking the way for his support car to reach him, the Sky rider decided to run part of the way up the mountain.

Froome will be a little tired by the end of this season, having completed the Tour de France, Olympic Games road race and time trial and, on Sunday, the Vuelta a España. But as he prepares for the 2017 season, Froome may fancy pounding the streets of Barcelona to break up his training.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.