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"I'm going to be watching [Vincenzo] Nibali, watching [Alejandro] Valverde closely and, hopefully, if I stick around where they are, I will be in the right place."

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28.07.2016 @ 07:00 Posted by Renaud Breban

After winning the Tour de France, Chris Froome is trying to maintiain his physical condition in order to win the gold at next month’s Olympic Games in Rio.

 

"It's a tough time trial," the Sky rider told Sky Sports. "It suits me well. I hope that I can keep my form from the Tour, and if that's the case, then I really hope to medal. (...) I didn't have much energy left over coming to the finish [of the Tour in Paris] yesterday, but I'm definitely feeling as if I'm in a better place than I have been previously."

 

Froome will lead Great Britain's five-man squad in the Olympic road race. Geraint Thomas, Adam Yates, Stephen Cummings and Ian Stannard complete the roster.

 

"For me, personally, it [Dumoulin's injury] doesn't really change anything. I'm still looking to go there with my A game and looking to give it absolutely everything I have got. The road race, being a one-day event like that, is such a gamble, especially with only teams of five riders each. It's going to be very hard to control the race. It's going to be a lot about feeling the race and trying to judge the right times to make a move. I don't have much one-day racing experience. I'm obviously relying on my good form from the Tour and hoping that I have got the legs on the day, but for sure, I'm going to be watching [Vincenzo] Nibali, watching [Alejandro] Valverde closely and, hopefully, if I stick around where they are, I will be in the right place."

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