Chris Froome is the favourite for the Tour de France, says Alberto Contador

Tinkoff Saxo leader Alberto Contador says Team Sky rival Chris Froome is one of the best climbers in the peloton

Chris Froome and Alberto Contador on stage nineeen of the 2014 Tour of Spain

(Image credit: Watson)

Chris Froome will be one of the favourites for the 2015 Tour de France, according to his General Classification rival Alberto Contador.

In an interview with the BBC’s Matt Slater, the Vuelta a Espana champion dismissed claims that next year’s Tour route would not favour the Team Sky leader.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.