Chris Froome’s Cycling Weekly Tour Diary – July 31 2008
I made it to Paris! It was a difficult Tour for everyone at Barloworld because of Moisés Dueñas’s positive dope test and the serious consequences it has had on the future of the team, but on a personal level I’m very pleased with my performance and with finishing 84th overall.
I had some bad days when I was just trying to survive, but the good days made it all worthwhile and I’ll never forget riding up Alpe d’huez just behind the leaders or riding onto the Champs-elysées.
Despite all the problems, we celebrated making it to Paris because we deserved it, and to be honest I’m optimistic about my future and that of the team.
There’s some confusion about my nationality and I was still considered Kenyan by the Tour, but I’ve got a British passport and a British licence and so I’d love to ride for Britain as soon as possible.
I’ve got a contract with Claudio Corti for 2009 but after that I’d be interested in being involved in the planned British team. I haven’t spoken to Dave Brailsford but I’d love to sit down with him and hear his plans and tell him my goals for my career.