Chris Froome says time trials should be raced on road bikes to improve safety

The four-time Tour de France champion gives his thoughts in light of Egan Bernal's recent training crash

Chris Froome
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Chris Froome has questioned the safety of time trial bikes in light of Egan Bernal's recent training crash, their use necessary in training for riders to be able to perform at their best against the clock in races.

The four-time Tour de France champion says the difference in conditions between racing on safe closed roads on a TT machine can never be replicated in training, which then throws up a multitude of hazards.

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