Cycling - Froome back to lead Sky at Tour of Spain

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Cycling - Froome back to lead Sky at Tour of Spain
David Kinja (C), renowned Kenyan cyclist and mentor of the Tour-de-France 2013 winner Chris Froome, on a 'road-run' during a practice session with teammates on July 17, 2014 ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Kinja, an experienced cyclist in the Kenyan squad of 14 riders - seven men, seven women - will line up in road and individual races at the Glasgow games that will be the first time for Kenya. AFP PHOTO/Tony KARUMBA (AFP Photo/TONY KARUMBA)

- Chris Froome will lead Team Sky at the Tour of Spain after overcoming the hand and wrist injuries which forced him to abandon his defence of the Tour de France last month.

Froome was forced to retire from the Tour after just five stages following three heavy crashes in two days and is keen to make amends over the next month in Spain.

"This is exactly the sort of challenge that I need after the disappointment of withdrawing from the Tour de France," he said.

"You can’t dwell on disappointment, you have to move on quickly to next thing and the Vuelta has become the perfect race for me to focus on."


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