Chris Froome rides Roubaix cobbles in continued Giro/Tour double build-up

The four-time Tour de France champion says results so far this season aren't the "be all and end all"

Chris Froome (Pic Russ Ellis/Team Sky)

(Image credit: RUSS ELLIS)

Team Sky's Chris Froome is preparing for the Tour de France's Paris-Roubaix stage by riding the cobble sectors in northern France.

He joined team-mate Geraint Thomas and Jonathan Castroviejo riding around 120 kilometres of stage nine of the 2018 Tour de France. The ninth stage July 15 will cover 21.7 kilometres of pavé over 15 sectors and finish in Roubaix, where the famous one-day Classic closes each year.

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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.