Chris Froome bid for fourth Tour title boosted by challenging route
Briton Chris Froome will be optimistic of a fourth Tour de France title in 2017 after a challenging route was unveiled in Paris on Tuesday.
Froome won the 2013, 2015 and 2016 Tours and will be among the favourites for the 104th edition, which will visit all five of France's mountain ranges for the first time in 25 years.
The Col d'Izoard represents the final summit finish, before the penultimate day's time-trial in Marseille, which finishes inside the Stade Velodrome football arena. Froome likes tests against the clock, too.
"It's definitely going to be a climbers' race from what I can... read more
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