Chris Froome silences doubters on the Tour de France cobbles

By coming through unscathed, Chris Froome proved he's capable of riding over the Tour de France cobbles, having crashed out last year

Chris Froome on stage four of the 2015 Tour de France (Sunada)

Chris Froome on stage four of the 2015 Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Questions were asked when he crashed out last year before the Tour de France reached the cobbles, but this year Sky's Chris Froome showed that he has the ability to handle himself on some of the roughest roads.

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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.