Froome struggles with Tour de France recon – News Shorts

Froome encounters obstacle in Tour de France preparations

Chris Froome‘s return to earth after a record-equaling third Critérium du Dauphiné victory was swift with the Team Sky rider finding the road to Morzine under construction and un-ridable on a reconnaissance mission ahead of the Tour de France next month. 

Froome was accompanied by several of his teammates for the Tour, who were forced to carry their bikes through the construction site instead of climbing the Col de Joux Plane. Froome has been training with Mikel Nieve, Wout Poels and Mikel Landa who are expected to support Froome in his bid for a third Tour title this July.


A new retaining wall and tarmac is being laid in time for the penultimate stage of the 2016 Tour from Megève to Morzine after heavy rains in May lead to a landslide that damaged the road.

The Tour last visited Morzine in 2010 when stage 8 finished above the town at the high-mountain ski resort of Avoriaz. In recent years, it also hosted stage finishes in 2006 and 2003.

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