Cycling: Tour In The Bag, Froome Focuses On Olympics

Cycling: Tour in the bag, Froome focuses on Olympics

PARIS, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 25th july, 2016) - No sooner had Chris Froome wrapped up a third Tour de France after three weeks on the road covering 3,500km, than his thoughts turned to Olympic gold. Four years ago, when Froome was a super-domestique at Team Sky, his team leader Bradley Wiggins followed up Tour glory with Olympic success. Wiggins went on to be recognised in his home country as the sportsman of the year. Froome, whom many believe could have won that 2012 Tour had he not been riding for, rather than against, Wiggins has never enjoyed the same place in the British fans' affections as his maverick compatriot.

But should he add Olympic time-trial gold, as Wiggins did, to his three Tour titles, he would have a strong argument to be considered the better of the two -- and Britain's greatest cyclist of all. And now Rio is what dominates his thoughts. "Yes, I'm hoping to do the time-trial at the Olympics.

I think it's a course that suits me well, with almost 1,000-metres of climbing and almost 60km in length," said the 31-year-old Kenyan born athlete. "It's going to be an extremely tough event. I took bronze at the last Olympics in London. It would be absolutely incredible to medal again this year.