Chris Froome ready for Tour de France title defence

Chris Froome under no illusions that it won't be hard to defend his Tour de France title

Chris Froome, Tour de France 2013, stage nine

Chris Froome is preparing for a first this month when he races from Leeds to Paris, to defend the Tour de France title that he won last year.

"Winning the Tour de France for the first time is a huge undertaking, just consider that only two Brits in the race's 100 years have managed to do it. That shows how hard it is," Froome said. "I understand how hard it is to go back."

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