Chris Froome: I feel as if my body is responding differently

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Chris Froome: I feel as if my body is responding differently

Chris Froome seems to be slowly getting back in shape after everything that happened to him. He finished 11th at the Mercan Tour Classic Alpes-Maritimes, and is happy with the situation he is in at the moment. Better days seem to be coming.

"I'm generally pretty happy with how things are going at the moment," Froome said, as quoted by cyclingweekly. "I can take a lot of positives out of this I think. Positives from the start of this year, I can really see a lot of response from my body to the training loads, to everything.

I feel as if my body is responding differently to how it was last year. I've overcome a lot of hurdles. "Basically I've got the all clear now, I've got nothing really holding me back now. I can get fully engrossed in the training side of things now, I mean that's a side that I'm familiar with, I've been doing that for years.

That's the side that I'm actually looking forward to now these next few months and see where I can get to."

Critérium du Dauphiné

Critérium du Dauphiné is his biggest focus. I've seen a big progression these last couple of months, I've just come off a training camp now, the legs are feeling good.

The next step will be the Critérium du Dauphiné. I'm just taking it one week at a time, focusing on building the feeling of momentum." His team excelled at the Mercan Tour Classic Alpes-, Maritimes, as both drivers of his team finished at the top, one in 1st and one in 2nd place.

"It's a super day for the team," Froome said. "Jakob won, with Woodsy in second place. We couldn't have asked for much more today. We had a plan coming into the race to make it hard, particularly on the three last climbs, and the guys did an amazing job with that.

"It's really nice to see the team bouncing back, we had a difficult start to the season with a lot of sickness, but the guys are in good health now, and finally starting to put some results on the scoreboard."