Chris Froome: ‘I’m not ready to retire’

Tour de France winner Chris Froome has said that he wants to keep cycling until his late 30s.

The 32-year-old won his fourth Tour de France after the final stage in Paris yesterday, finishing 52 seconds ahead of Rigoberto Uran.

“I’d still like to keep racing into my late thirties and keep competing for the yellow jersey,” Froome told reporters.

“I’d like to be here for the next five years, trying to win it, but it certainly doesn’t get any easier. This year was the closest it’s ever been for me and it’s only going to be harder next year. I’m definitely getting older.

“Each year I’m learning more, developing as a rider, becoming a more complete rider. I’ve worked on my descending, my positioning in the bunch, but tactically I’ve got more to learn. I hope I can still improve. Every year we’ll have to try and adapt to whatever the Tour throws at us.”

Dylan Groenowegen won the final stage of the Tour after a sprint finish.

Cover Photo: Chris Froome – 2013 Tour de France by Brian Townsley used under license by CC BY 2.0.

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