Defending Tour de France champion explains why disagreeing is good for both him and his Welsh teammate this season Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome on stage twenty of the 2015 Tour de France Chris Froome has downplayed the potential for a destructive rivalry at Team Sky between himself and Geraint Thomas in 2016, saying that he does not see the Welshman as a threat to his ambition to win a third Tour de France this summer.
After enjoying a breakthrough Tour in 2015 , Thomas has made his intentions clear to focus on stage racing and target the general classification at the Tour as a protected rider this season.
However Froome believes that there will be no repeat of 2012 and 2013, when the relationship between him and Bradley Wiggins deteriorated following the pair’s one-two at the 2012 Tour de France.
“I find it very hard to see things with G [Geraint Thomas] going that way. I think, just the both of our characters, we’re both pretty open and honest with each other,” Froome said at Sky’s 2016 training camp in Majorca.
“In every team you’ve got little arguments with the guys around you and that’s great, that’s only healthy that you have […]