By contributing to Egan Bernal’s victory on the Route d’Occitanie, for the first time, the four-time winner of the Tour de France has been competitive since his serious injury a year ago.
This Tuesday ended the Route d’Occitanie. A race rich in lessons for Christophe Froome. The former Tour winner became a luxury teammate for Egan Bernal on stage three. In the rolling part of the Col de Beyrède, he raised the tempo, serving the Colombian who triumphed at the top. Ranked only 34th, more than five minutes from the winner of the last Tour de France, Christopher Froome has something to be proud of his performance. The white Kenyan has again weighed on a race since his serious injury at the Critérium du Dauphiné more than a year ago (open fractures of the femur and elbow, fractures of several ribs, of the sternum and of a vertebra).