PARIS (AP) — Some riders to watch at the Tour de France, which starts on Saturday in Duesseldorf, Germany:
The defending champion in France, Froome is looking for a fourth overall victory and to become the first man since Miguel Indurain to win at least three straight titles.
The Team Sky leader had a very light racing schedule this year and has yet to claim his first win this season.
PARIS (AP) — Chris Froome will have support rider Geraint Thomas alongside him again as he pursues a fourth Tour de France title in five years.
Thomas opened the year aiming for victory in the Giro d'Italia but was forced to abandon that race because of injuries sustained in a crash caused by a police motorbike.
Thomas recently returned in the Route du Sud and gives Team Sky a second overall option if Froome struggles.