Chris Froome says he won’t be ready for the Giro but Tour de France ‘is the driving force’

The Grand Tour star is back on the bike after his second operation

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Chris Froome says he won’t be back to 100 per cent fitness by the Giro d’Italia, but that he is fully focused on his Tour de France comeback.

The seven-time Grand Tour winner has been out of racing since a horrific crash during the Critérium du Dauphiné in June that left him with a broken right leg and other injuries.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.