Froome pens new Team Sky deal

Fri, 16 Sep 14:37:00 2011

Vuelta a Espana runner-up Chris Froome has signed a new three-year contact with Team Sky.

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After impressing with a stage 17 win and a strong overall challenge in Spain, Froome - who was joined on the podium by team-mate and fellow Briton Bradley Wiggins - has been allowed to commit his long-term future to the Manchester-based outfit.

"Standing on the podium at this year’s Vuelta a Espana was the highlight of my professional career so far," Froome, 26, said. "But that success was only possible because of everyone at Team Sky, both on and off the road, and so I am absolutely delighted to be signing an extension to stay with the team for the next three years.

"Team Sky has made a tremendous impact on professional cycling in a very short space of time. We have an outstanding backroom team and some of the most talented riders in the peloton.

"I am very much looking forward to going into future events with the current support structure behind me."

The Kenya-born Froome signed for Sky in the inaugural 2010 season and in that short space of time the team have turned into genuine contenders, winning two stages at the Tour de France and a handful of minor races.

The rider, meanwhile, has improved his time-trial credentials while maintaining his reputation as a solid climber.

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