Kenyan born British Cyclist Chris Froome has signed a new contract with Team Sky committing him up until the end of 2018.
Team Sky’s head, Sir Dave Brailsford, has said he can see no reason why the double Tour de France winner can go on to join Miguel Indurain, Bernard Hinault, Jacques Anquetil and Eddy Merckx in the ranks of five-times victors of cycling’s flagship event.
Froome and Brailsford were in agreement over his new deal, explaining that their main objective was to ensure that Sky and its leader could go into 2016 without the distraction of having to renegotiate his contract, which was due to come up at the end of this season.
“Obviously we wanted Chris to stay in the team. We wanted to put it to bed and have a clear run at focusing on performance issues. He is confident. He is still hungry, so you think ’what could throw us?’ And the last thing I want to do in the run-up to the Tour is get into any nitty-gritty contract stuff.” – Sir Dave Brailsford, Team Sky Head
Speaking about the deal, Froome said it was “a really positive way to start the season.”
“I feel as if [Team Sky] has been a big part of all my successes and I’ve really grown within the team since its inception in 2010.” – Chris Froome, Team Sky