Chris Froome has been much criticized lately. The public believes that his time has passed and that the injury has left consequences that will end his career. Froome has denied all these rumors and believes he will achieve the goal he has “Obviously over the last couple of races I’ve seen quite a lot of people on social media getting in touch and saying ‘listen, mate, hang up your bike.
You’re done. You’re finished. You’re never going to get back there.’ It just makes me laugh,” Froome said, as quoted by cyclingnews “First of all, I don’t think people know how bad my injuries were and how far I’ve had to come just to get back to a professional level of racing.
Those people clearly don’t know me as a person either. I’m not just going to hang it up. I know that I can get there. “It’s going to take time and I’ve got a lot of work to do but I’m prepared to do that work.
That’s what drives me and what gets me out of bed in the morning." "I thoroughly love the sacrifice and the whole regime and work side of being a professional cyclist and I’m not just going to throw in the towel because I haven’t reached that point yet”.
Critérium du Dauphiné
His next race will be Critérium du Dauphiné and he believes that before such a race he has to lose weight in order to be in the right shape. “I’m going to keep working and putting in the hard hours,” he said in the video which also contained insight and detail in how he is coping with muscle inbalances.
“A big focus for me over the next few weeks is to shift a bit of body weight. I still feel a bit bulky. I know that I’m carrying a bit of extra muscle mass from all the off-the-bike work that I’ve been doing.
I’ve got some fat to lose so there’s a big focus on nutrition. “In the meantime, while I’m not upfront and winning bike races I still feel that there’s still so much that I can still add to the team on and off the bike."
"Being part of a new project that’s focused on the Grand Tours there are a lot of things to work on and a lot of things to really develop and I’m enjoying that side too. It’s a whole new challenge”.