Froome eyes 2013 World Championship Jersey
Chris Froome, the current Tour de France looks all the more confident post his amazing victory in the world’s most prestigious cycling championship. After his Tour France win, the ace Brit rider is now aiming for World Championship Jersey. The 2013 World Championship is scheduled to be held in September in Florence.
The 2013 Tour France hero has already explored the Florence track and assured that the tough 272.5 kilometer road race track is pretty compatible with his own climbing caliber. Froome was a member of Great Britain group that helped another Brit rider Mark Cavendish to pull up a sprint victory in 2011, in Copenhagen. “It was certainly a big thing for Brit cycling for Mark to achieve the honorary World Championship jersey & it would my utmost honor to sport the very jersey myself”, stated the Sky ace.
While asked to speak about the elite Florence event, Froome looked ecstatic to be a part of the distinguished championship. In his own verse- “The Florence track looks really tough. The trail finishes with hard circuit- considering it’s 280 kilometer & more than 4 hundred kilometers of climbing. Hence it seems somewhat like gamble”. He further emphasized-“I feel either a true pure climber or punchier climber would be able to crack it. But that’s what makes the event all the more exciting. I would love to try hard for it.”
Froome has admitted that the upcoming World Championship is going to be a tough competition given its high profile roster packed by many talented climbers, other than himself.
Before participating in the World championships, the Brit rider will be seen competing in the soon to start USA Pro Challenge 2013, another most sought after cycling event.
He is also hopeful about duly defending his Tour de France title in the 2014 season.