Chris Froome considers Tour de Yorkshire

Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome may consider racing this year’s Tour de Yorkshire.

The 33-year-old Briton has confirmed he will not defend his Giro d’Italia title in May and would like to race more on home roads.

He said: "My race programme next year is going to be a little different.

"Later in the year I've potentially got the Tour de Yorkshire on my programme. I'd love to race more in the UK."

Froome won the Giro in spectacular fashion with an 80km solo ride on stage 18. In July, he arrived in France to attempt winning a record-equalling fifth Tour but was bettered by teammate Geraint Thomas.

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