Sky names strong support team for Froome at Tour de France

BY foxsports • June 22, 2016

PARIS (AP) Defending champion Chris Froome will enjoy the support of a squad featuring strong climbers at the Tour de France next month.

Aiming to win cycling's showpiece race for a third time, Froome will be joined by Sergio Henao, Vasil Kiryienka, Mikel Landa, Mikel Nieve, Wout Poels, Luke Rowe, Ian Stannard and Geraint Thomas on the roads of France this summer.

The Tour starts on July 2 and finishes on the Champs-Elysees three weeks later.

The 3,519-kilometer race features 28 mountain passes this year, as well as two individual time trials, a route that perfectly suits the all-rounder Froome.


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