Brailsford: It's harder for Froome to win the Tour than other riders

The abuse that Chris Froome received at the hands of French spectators in 2015 made it harder for him to win the Tour de France, according to Dave Brailsford

Chris Froome celebrates with a glass of champagne during Stage 21 of the 2015 Tour de France

(Image credit: Watson)

Chris Froome will find it more difficult to win the Tour de France compared to his rivals because of the abuse he receives, said Team Sky principal David Brailsford at the 2016 route presentation yesterday in Paris.

On his way to his second title this July, Froome was forced to answer questions about his power numbers, received boos and even had urine tossed in his face.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.