Luke Rowe: I'll do everything I can to help Froome in Le Tour

Sir Bradley Wiggins with Sky workhorse Luke Rowe (right) after another gruelling day in the saddle.

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Luke Rowe is ready to selflessly flog himself at the Tour de France to aid the cause of Team Sky leader Chris Froome.

Rowe is one of five Britons in the Team Sky squad which is geared around Froome reclaiming the yellow jersey he won in 2013.

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Brits on Le Tour 2015

Chris Froome.

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The 2015 Tour de France, which begins in Utrecht on Saturday (watch live on ITV4 and ITV Player), features no less than ten British riders, with 2013 winner Chris Froome and 25-time stage winner Mark Cavendish leading the charge from across the Channel.

Here we look at all the riders carrying British hopes on the long road to Paris:


Age: 30

Team: Sky

Previous appearances (finishes in brackets): 2008 (84th), 2012 (2nd), 2013 (1st), 2014 (DNF - withdrew stage five).

Stage wins: Four (2012 - stage seven; 2013 - stages eight, 15 and 17).

Froome was imperious in winning the 2013 title but three crashes in two days resulted in his withdrawal on the cobbles 12 months later. He won the Criterium du Dauphine in June of this year to prove his condition ahead of his bid to reclaim the yellow jersey, and with a very powerful team at his disposal, he is the bookies' favourite to do so.