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Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome unsure orgnanisers can prevent large crowd gatherings at 29 August race
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Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome unsure orgnanisers can prevent large crowd gatherings at 29 August race

The Tour, scheduled to start on 27 June, was pushed back to 29 August due to the outbreak. Mass gatherings have been banned in France until September, with the country recording more than 168,000 coronavirus cases and over 24,000 deaths.

Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome to make comeback from horrific injury at UAE Tour in February
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Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome to make comeback from horrific injury at UAE Tour in February

British rider Froome has not raced since he broke his right femur, elbow, hip and several ribs in a training crash as he geared up for last year's Tour de France

Tour de France 2019: Julian Alaphilippe says yellow jersey 'hanging by a thread' as race heads into final week
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Tour de France 2019: Julian Alaphilippe says yellow jersey 'hanging by a thread' as race heads into final week

The 27-year-old Deceuninck-Quick Step rider, looking to become the first Frenchman to win the Tour since Bernard Hinault in 1985, told reporters on Monday's rest day that "the toughest is yet to come".

Chris Froome sets his sights on winning Vuelta a Espana after recent Tour de France triumph
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Chris Froome sets his sights on winning Vuelta a Espana after recent Tour de France triumph

Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome said he had "unfinished business" with the Vuelta a Espana after Team Sky unveiled their line-up for this year's race

Tour de France 2017 champion Chris Froome aims to complete historic double at 'vicious' Vuelta a Espana
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Tour de France 2017 champion Chris Froome aims to complete historic double at 'vicious' Vuelta a Espana

Only two riders — Jacques Anquetil and Bernard Hinault — have won the Tour de France and Vuelta in the same year and Froome hopes to add his name to the list.

Tour de France 2017: Chris Froome wins his fourth title, Dylan Groenewegen claims maiden win in Stage 21
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Tour de France 2017: Chris Froome wins his fourth title, Dylan Groenewegen claims maiden win in Stage 21

Chris Froome secured his fourth Tour de France title at the end of the 21st and final stage won by Dylan Groenewegen on Sunday and said it was a huge honour to be amongst cycling's greats.