Chris Froome 'wouldn't expect anything different from the organisers' with tough 2018 Tour de France route

Team Sky rider relishing the challenge of varied terrains and road surfaces on 2018 route

Chris Froome on the Col d'Izoard at the Tour de France 2017 (ASO/Pauline Ballet)

(Image credit: Pauline Ballet)

With cobbles, gravel, and a 65km mountain stage, the Tour de France 2018 route packs in plenty of challenges, some of which are no doubt designed to test defending champion Chris Froome to his limit.

Froome will be looking to become just the fifth rider to win five Tours de France when he takes on the race in 2018, and said that he was up to the challenges laid down by race organisers ASO.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.