Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome has returned to exterior training following studies he would possibly perhaps presumably mosey away his Ineos team this season.
Most up-to-date studies counsel Froome has been offered moves far from Ineos for the length of this season.
Crew Ineos were contacted for comment.
Froome’s most up-to-date contract runs out on the tip of this calendar year, and he has beforehand said he has yet to grab who he’ll run for in 2021.
But Cycling Info reported on Thursday the Briton is in discussion with two teams for a that you just presumably can judge mid-season transfer – a rarity in cycling.
Ineos possess a plethora a talented riders who will most likely be backed because the ‘leader’ to declare the Tour this year, including final year’s champion Egan Bernal, 21.
Transferring to 1 other team would possibly perhaps presumably give Froome assured backing as lead rider for the Tour, somewhat than having to battle other riders for supremacy within the same team.
Bernal neutral no longer too long ago said: “I’m no longer going to throw away an different to declare one other Tour de France, that is for particular. I don’t assume I would possibly fabricate that.”
Cycling’s greatest flee turned into once won by Froome in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 – but he lost out to team-mate Geraint Thomas in 2018.
Froome has said beforehand he desires to care for winning extra editions of the Tour forward of the tip of his profession but overlooked out final year following a pork up-flee fracture by which he broke his neck, femur, elbow, hip and ribs.
Froome neutral no longer too long ago suggested the French newspaper L’Equipe: “My dream, when I retire, would be to possess won extra Excursions de France than someone else.”