Chris Froome hopes to continue to perform for many years to come
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Chris Froome is one of the most famous cyclists and a man for whom there are many successes. There is no doubt that Froome isn't at the same level he was before the injury he suffered in 2019, but that was to be expected. The only thing he can say for sure is that he is happy to be part of the whole story and to have the chance to continue competing in the sport.
As for his ambitions, they remain the same, and he hopes to continue performing for many more years to come. At this point in time, he is not considering retiring as an option. "I feel I've been given a second chance,” said Froome, as quoted by eurosport.com “I've been given an opportunity to come back to bike racing and the sport I love.
Had the crash marked the end of my career, I'd have felt I still had more to give.
Even though I'm not at the front end of races now, I'm still getting a lot of pleasure doing my job and being part of the Israel-Premier Tech team.
It's as if I've rewound 15 years and that I'm looking to get to the top level.
It's a fresh approach for me and hoping to do it for a few more years."
In the world of sports, the bar has been raised when looking at the age of athletes. An example of this is Alejandro Valverde. "We're seeing it in so many other sports,”-Froome continued.
“It's great to see some of the older guys in tennis still extremely competitive and in cycling we had Valverde who's only just retired and raced into his forties, still being extremely competitive.
I think it's a lot to do with how athletes are taking care of themselves these days.
In terms of professionalism, diets, knowing more about our bodies and basically being able to look after ourselves longer, I think this allows cyclists to go further into their forties than previously."