Chris Froome leaving won't change Tour de France position, says Ineos sports director

'If Chris is the best, he wins'

Chris Froome and Servais Knaven (Getty)

Chris Froome's departure from Ineos at the end of the season won't affect his status for the upcoming Tour de France, a sports director on the team has said.

Servais Knaven has reaffirmed the 'let the road decide' mantra of the British squad, and that the decision of Froome to leave Ineos for Israel Start-Up Nation will have no bearing on his inclusion or role in the French Grand Tour.

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