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“My ambition is to win the Tour and ride into Paris with the yellow jersey on Chris Froome,”

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13.07.2016 @ 20:15 Posted by Joseph Doherty

After a fantastic performance during the opening nine days of the Tour de France, many are questioning if Sergio Henao of Sky should ride for himself to get a good GC result or a few stage wins.

 

“My ambition is to win the Tour and ride into Paris with the yellow jersey on Chris Froome,” Henao said at Team Sky’s rest day press conference in Andorra.

 

Speaking about his own race, Henao was pleased with his start and says he always wants to be at Froome’s side to help with attacks.

 

“It’s going well, and it’s nice to be doing some good work for Chris,” said Henao. “I always want to try and be up there in the final and then towards the finish make a few attacks to force a small selection.”

 

Henao was not surprised that compatriot Nairo Quintana had not attacked at all, saying it is week three where he will likely shine.

 

“I think that is like Nairo, he’s done this in other years,” Henao said. “At the end of the first week we see an attack from Froome, and then he tries in the second. In the third week, I think that there are more climbs that are better suited to him. I think that when we arrive there, we will really see him attack.”

 

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