Chris Froome: 'My only appointment I've set myself is the Tour de France'

The four-time winner of the Tour may face the biggest challenge to his hopes of a fifth yellow jersey in 2020 from his own team-mates

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

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

Chris Froome has said his only focus for this year is the Tour de France, where he hopes to win a record-equalling fifth yellow jersey.

Speaking at an Ineos training camp in Gran Canaria, Froome said: "The only appointment I've set myself is the Tour de France and until then every week I'm just going to keep chipping away...every race building up to July...and hope that come that start line in Nice in July I'll be ready to go."

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