Chris Froome explains his 'head-down' riding style

Tour de France leader Chris Froome is often accused of spending too much time looking at his power meter, but he explains that is not what he is doing at all...

Chris Froome on stage nineteen of the 2015 Tour de France

(Image credit: Watson)

Chris Froome's elbows-out and head-down riding style is far from graceful, no where near the elegance of Frenchman Warren Barguil or former great Italian Fausto Coppi, but he has his reasons.

Sky's Tour de France captain in the yellow jersey was not simply looking at his power meter to read his watts or the Rhino paint job on his Pinarello when he chased back after a mechanical on the Coix de Fer and pursued Nairo Quintana on La Toussuire, he was breathing. Relaxing his neck, he said, allows air to flow easier.

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