Cycling: Froome sets sights on World Championships

Chris Froome World Champion after Tour de France

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Chris Froome has set his sights on becoming World Champion following his victory in the Tour de France.

Froome followed in the footsteps of fellow Brit Bradley Wiggins by winning the yellow jersey for Team Sky and has now quickly turned his attentions to claiming the rainbow stripes of World Champion.

The Olympic bronze medalist had been 100 percent focused on the Tour with his entire season built around the event but now that the yellow jersey is in the bag he has switched focus to the world championship road race in Florence in September.

For once the course is suited to climbers and Froome believes it is the perfect opportunity for him to become one of a handful of riders that have won the worlds and the Tour.

Greg Lemond was the last rider to do it 1989 and Froome is keen to follow in his footsteps.

“I want to try to stay on it, to see the season through and not just switch off after the Tour,” Froome said.

“I’d like to get through to the World Championships because it’s an event that doesn’t often favour climbers the way it does this year.

It’s a great opportunity to go for it.

“It would be amazing. My focus has just been on the Tour up until now but being world champ, that’s probably the second biggest thing after wearing the yellow jersey.”

If Froome could win the worlds he would become only the third Brit to do so after Tom Bishop and Mark Cavendish won the road race.

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