Chris Froome says the two-month delay to the Tour de France has helped him make up the coaching time he misplaced whereas recovering from a horrific crash last year and he’s now on track to compete for a record-equalling fifth title.
The Tour de France had been scheduled to begin on June 27 however was pushed back to Aug. 29 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Froome, who spent greater than three weeks in hospital after breaking his neck, femur, elbow, hip and ribs in a high-speed crash last year, returned to motion in February however was nowhere close to peak situation and there have been doubts that he had sufficient time to get in form for the gruelling race.
“I feel like I’m on the right trajectory in terms of the Tour de France,” Froome, 35, informed Cycling News on the sidelines of the Route d’Occitanie, his first race for the reason that biking season was suspended in February.
“There’s still a bit of work to do, but that’s all part of the Tour build-up.
“The delay to the major races has helped me take the next step in terms of being back to my normal self. I think that given where we are right now, with just about a month to the Tour, I’m on the right trajectory. I’m happy with where I’m at.”
Froome has gained the Tour 4 times with Team INEOS however will depart the British outfit on the finish of the season.
“There are going to be a lot of changes, but that’s still a few months away, so I’m not really thinking about that now. I’m just focused on getting the best out of myself for the rest of the season,” he added.