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Froome leads strong Team Sky line-up for 2015 Tour de France

Froome is looking to win his second yellow jersey. Credit: PA

Team Sky have named a strong nine-rider team for the 2015 Tour de France that will be led by 2013 winner Chris Froome.

Four fellow Brits (Geraint Thomas, Ian Stannard, Luke Rowe and Pete Kennaugh) will support Froome in his bid to win a second Tour yellow jersey.

The full team is as follows: Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas, Ian Stannard, Wout Poels, Nico Roche, Leopold Konig, Pete Kennaugh, Luke Rowe, Richie Porte.

The Tour de France begins with the Grand Depart in Utrecht, Holland this weekend and all the action from all 21 stages is live on ITV4.

You can keep up to date with all the latest Tour de France news on our dedicated Tour site.

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Froome wins at Dauphine to set up final day battle

Chris Froome won the penultimate stage of the Criterium du Dauphine. Credit: PA

Britain's Chris Froome won the penultimate stage of the Criterium du Dauphine on Saturday to move into second place in the race.

The Team Sky rider broke away from American Tejay van Garderen with around 1.5km to go on the final climb to win by 17 seconds.

Froome started the day one minute and 21 seconds behind Vincenzo Nibali, last year's Tour de France champion, but the Italian faded late in the race to leave his hopes in tatters.

Van Garderen now leads the Dauphine from Froome by 18 seconds going into the final stage of the race on Sunday, which ends with a summit finish.

I really couldn't be happier. The guys rode out of their skin today. I can't thank them enough.

I've got a bit to make up on Tejay still. I guess the race isn't over until it's over.

– Chris Froome

Watch Criterium du Dauphine cycling live on ITV4

The peloton makes its way through Alpine France. Credit: Team Sky

Watch stage six of cycling's prestigious Criterium du Dauphine live on ITV4 and ITV Player at 12.30pm today. Team Sky leader Chris Froome is in contention as he looks to ride into top form before this summer's Tour de France (also live on ITV4).

You can also catch up on highlights of previous Dauphine stages on ITV Player.

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Ill Froome pulls out of Tirreno-Adriatico

Chris Froome won't be taking part in the Tirreno-Adriatico due to ill-health, the Team Sky rider has announced.

The British rider didn't elaborate on what his illness was nor when he might return to racing.

Chris Froome: Sports Life Stories sneak preview

The new series of Sports Life Stories continues on ITV4 tonight with Team Sky's inspirational cyclist Chris Froome.

Tune in from 10pm to watch Froome recount the remarkable story of how he became only the second British winner of the Tour de France in 2013.

In this short clip, Froome explains why he got the nickname 'Crash Froome' - it was quite a crash!

Watch Chris Froome: Sports Life Stories on ITV4 on Tuesday 24th February at 10pm, with contributions from Sir Dave Brailsford and David Walsh.

Watch Chris Froome Sports Life Stories on ITV4

The new series of Sports Life Stories continues on ITV4 tonight with Team Sky's inspirational cyclist Chris Froome.

Tune in from 10pm to watch Froome recount the remarkable story of how he became only the second British winner of the Tour de France in 2013.

With unique access at his home in South Africa, we gain a new insight into his fierce rivalry with team-mate Sir Bradley Wiggins, and discover how Froome overcame personal tragedy to win one of the most demanding sporting events in the world.

Watch Chris Froome: Sports Life Stories on ITV4 on Tuesday 24th February at 10pm, with contributions from Sir Dave Brailsford and David Walsh.

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