Perfect end to 2013 for Froome as he extends Team Sky stay

23 December 2013 / 15:59

Chris Froome leads a ten-strong contingent to have extended their contracts with Team Sky – and the 2013 Tour de France winner insists he couldn’t think of a better way to end the year.

Froome is one of four from the nine-man Tour de France team – Peter Kennaugh, David Lopez and Ian Stannard the others – to have put pen to paper on new deals with the outfit.

Luke Rowe, Salvatore Puccio, Sergio Henao, Chris Sutton, Danny Pate and Xabier Zandi have also extended their stays with Richie Porte and Geraint Thomas having committed further mid season.

And Froome, who won Olympic time trial bronze at London 2012, is delighted to end the year in such a way and is looking forward to further success with Team Sky.

“This has been an incredible year for me and I’m delighted to finish it off by signing a new contract with Team Sky,” he said.

“I’ve been with this team since the start and I know this is the right place for me to continue to grow as a rider.

“It’s impossible to win races without the right team beside you so I’d like to thank everyone at the team for their continued support.

“It’s an honour to be a Team Sky rider and I hope to play a big part of its success for years to come.”

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