Chris Froome: 'As long as there's a Team Sky rider on the top step in Paris, I'm happy'

Four-time Tour champ says he'll be happy to see Geraint Thomas beat him to yellow in Paris

Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas climb Alpe d'Huez on stage 12 of the Tour de France

(Image credit: JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)

Chris Froome may be aiming to make history with a fifth Tour de France title at the 2018 edition, but the defending champion insists that he will be happy to see a Team Sky rider atop the podium in Paris whether that is himself or current race leader Geraint Thomas.

Froome has won the last four editions of the Tour that he has finished in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017, and to this Tour as the favourite and after having won the 2017 Vuelta a España and 2018 Giro d'Italia in the last 12 months.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.