Britain’s Chris Froome has showed that he’s going to opt for a record-equalling 5th Excursion de France identify in 2020.
The Staff Ineos rider is coaching once more after being severely injured all over the Criterium du Dauphine ultimate June.
Protecting champion Egan Bernal and Geraint Thomas, the 2018 winner, will spearhead the staff at this yr’s Excursion.
“The one appointment I have set myself is the Excursion de France,” mentioned Froome, 34. “The possibility of going for a 5th yellow jersey is huge for me.”
Froome suffered a fractured proper femur, a damaged hip, a fractured elbow and fractured ribs, and misplaced awareness after crashing on a tradition experience all over the Criterium du Dauphine in Roanne, France.
His 4 victories got here between 2013 and 2017. and simplest 4 riders have received the Excursion 5 occasions – Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain.
“It is one of these motivation,” Froome added. “On best of that now, getting back from this harm, it is much more explanation why for me to check out to get again there.
“There are not any promises in game, there are not any promises that I’m going to be again to problem for it, however I’ll give it completely the whole lot I have were given.”
Froome’s crash dominated him out of ultimate yr’s Excursion and in his absence Colombian Bernal, 23, received forward of Welshman Thomas, 33.
Staff Ineos boss Sir Dave Brailsford has showed the British staff are making plans at the pair being co-leaders in this yr’s Excursion.
“Because it stands at this second in time, we’re taking a look at Richard [Carapaz] going to race the Giro [d’Italia] and check out and retain his identify there, after which for Geraint and Egan to take at the problem of, and concentrate on, the Excursion,” mentioned Brailsford.
“In fact, Chris coming again, he is nonetheless actually yearning that gigantic 5th win and he is running very, very laborious to get again to the extent required to be aggressive.”