Chris Froome says he hopes to race again by the end of 2019

The four-time Tour de France winner says he also hopes to target both the Tokyo Olympic road race and time trial in 2020

Chris Froome (Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Chris Froome has said he hopes to return to racing before the end of 2019, having suffered a life-threatening injury in June at the Critérium du Dauphiné.

As well as setting an ambitious return date, the Ineos rider says he hopes to ride both the road race and the time trial at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the cycling events taking place just six days after the conclusion of that year's Tour de France.

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