Alberto Contador backing Chris Froome to hold on for overall Tour de France victory

The two-time winner things Froome will do enough in the final mountain stage and the time trial to win a fourth Tour title

Alberto Contador attacks on stage 17 of the 2017 Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Trek-Segafredo leader Alberto Contador has backed Chris Froome (Sky) to win this year’s Tour de France ahead of the race’s final day in the mountains.

Speaking after the finish of stage 17 Contador said Froome, who currently wears the yellow jersey, was the favourite for the overall victory.

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Having trained as a journalist at Cardiff University I spent eight years working as a business journalist covering everything from social care, to construction to the legal profession and riding my bike at the weekends and evenings. When a friend told me Cycling Weekly was looking for a news editor, I didn't give myself much chance of landing the role, but I did and joined the publication in 2016. Since then I've covered Tours de France, World Championships, hour records, spring classics and races in the Middle East. On top of that, since becoming features editor in 2017 I've also been lucky enough to get myself sent to ride my bike for magazine pieces in Portugal and across the UK. They've all been fun but I have an enduring passion for covering the national track championships. It might not be the most glamorous but it's got a real community feeling to it.