Wout Poels confident of place on Sky's Tour de France squad despite four months out with injury

Key domestique only returned to action at Route du Sud after knee injury

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Team Sky's Wout Poels says that he is confident of being selected to support Chris Froome at the Tour de France, despite having only ridden one race since February.

The Dutchman, who was a key domestique in Froome's 2016 Tour triumph, suffered a knee injury at the Ruta del Sol in mid-February, putting him out of action for a number of months until he returned at the Route du Sud last week.

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