Not everyone celebrated Team Sky’s impending takeover by Britain’s richest man.
Froome will not defend his Giro d’Italia title, choosing to focus on winning a record-equalling fifth Tour de France crown instead.
The future of Team Sky is in doubt after its owner and sponsor confirmed withdrawal.
Froome and Geraint Thomas have been named in the Team Sky squad for the Tour of Britain as part of a strong six-rider lineup.
Dave Brailsford said he intended to negotiate a new deal for Geraint Thomas.
Geraint Thomas was labelled the “Perfect Poster Boy” after Team Sky rider deposed Chris Froome to win the Tour de France.
Former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky crossed an “ethical line” by using drugs to enhance performance.
Chris Froome’s bid to win the Vuelta a Espana for the first time is off to a strong start.
Race favourite Chris Froome and his Sky team are under attack again on the opening weekend of the Tour de France.
Team Sky boss Brailsford is happy to talk strategy, if anyone is listening.