Tour de France champion Chris Froome is to make his Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic debut and race for Team Sky on the roads of London and Surrey on Sunday (31 July). The 31-year-old took his third Tour de France title with a triumphal ride down the Champs Elysees yesterday (Sunday) after a thrilling three weeks of racing.
Now his focus turns to the the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic, the world’s richest one-day race, for his final preparations for the Rio Olympic Games where he is going for gold in both the road race and the time trial.
British cycling fans now have a rare chance to cheer on Britain’s greatest ever Grand Tour rider. Froome has not competed in the UK since the Grand Depart of the 2014 Tour de France, when the first three stages were held in England.
Froome headlines a formidable Team Sky squad that includes Geraint Thomas, Ian Stannard, Ben Swift, Christian Knees and Dutch sprinter Danny van Poppel.