Chris Froome in Israel Premier Tech Tour squad as team aim for stage wins
Britain’s Chris Fromm will run this year in the Tour de France, but Israel’s senior technical team says their goal is to win just one stage.
The four-time columnist, who joined the team in 2021, returned to health after an accident in 2019 left him with multiple injuries.
But the 37-year-old is struggling to stay fit for Team Sky.
“I worked very hard this year and I look forward to giving my all,” Fromm said.
The team, owned by Canadian-Israeli billionaire Sylvan Adams, is also vying for several mountain stage victories with Canadian Michael Woods and Dane Jacob Fogelsang. And Daryl Impay as a straight runner.
“We have a huge line of riders, and we can not wait to start the fight in Copenhagen,” added Fromm, who will run in the 10th edition of the Tour de France from July 1.
The Slovenian Tadej Pojacar of the UAE team has won the last two rounds of the Tour de France and is expected to win again.
After leaving Team Ineos (formerly Team Sky), Fromm was regularly relegated in 2021 and won the Tour de France in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
But his fitness has improved this year as he continues to recover from injuries, including an accident ahead of the 2019 Tour de France warm-up at the Criterium du Dauphin, which included fractures to his neck, leg, ribs and back.
Fromm signed a multi-year contract with the Israeli Premier Tech team after missing the column in 2020 with the Ineos.
This was Fromm’s best result in the world round since his injury to Dauphin last year, and he held the longer platoon pace in this year’s race before returning.