Defending Tour de France champion Chris Froome is strongly determined to grab a back-to-back win at the coming Tour championship in 2014. The 28-year-old British cycling maestro was the celebrated Tour France winner from Team Sky in 2013.
Froome has already adjusted to the notion that there would always be some to question his success at the Tours & that of Sir Wiggins, his fellow team-mate at Sky. The 2013 Tour France champion feels that a repeat win at the world’s most prestigious cycling tournament might seal up all such doubts about his caliber on bike.
It was following the defame cycling God Lance Armstrong’s confession of dope consumption that resulted in 7 of his high profile Tour France titles, there’s always an inevitable question mark on cyclists’ élan whenever there is some grand win, especially in case of the illustrious French tour.
Post Armstrong’s disgrace & stripping of 2010 Tour France title off Alberto Contador, the 28-year-old Froome could be the 1st rider to retain a clean Tour France title after Miguel Indurain who set a record by winning on 5 Tours straight.
“The opportunity to showcase our fans that we have come out of that era is a huge motivation for me”, noted Froome stressing on a drug-free cycling ambience among the running cyclists in the recent times.
“I wish to win the title again to prove that we are away from that era. I would like to see people believing in our results as I know that some were dubious regarding my win in 2013 and that of Bradley’s a year back in 2012. I would like to feel that if I am able to get it again, I would be able to bring back the credibility quotient to cycling.”
Froome’s celebrated success in 2013 Tour France has placed the defending champion in the coveted list of BBC Sports Personality of 2013 award nominations.