Chris Froome: I’m not confident I could do the job at the Tour de France 

The four-time Tour winner has been left out of the Team Ineos squad - here is his reaction 

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Chris Froome says he “wasn’t confident” he could do the job at the Tour de France, as Team Ineos have opted to leave him out of the squad for 2020. 

The four-time Tour de France winner, who has returned from a career-threatening injury suffered last year, will not be given another chance to race for the yellow jersey with Team Ineos, but instead will ride the Vuelta a España. 

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.