Chris Froome ready for Tour de France assault

Chris Froome on podium, Criterium du Dauphine 2013, stage five

After winning nearly all the stage races he has started this year, Sky's Chris Froome checked off another task ahead of the Tour de France: a press conference.

The Tour favourite met with around 30 journalists this afternoon in Nice, France, the team's European base and host of stage four. The pressure is building on Froome's narrow shoulders after his most impressive season to date - and with Bradley Wiggins staying home.

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