Froome to open ‘new chapter’ in Argentina

PARIS (AFP) – Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome will start his career with his new Israel Start-Up Nation team in Argentina at the Vuelta a San Juan next month, he said on Wednesday.

The 35-year-old Briton, who parted ways with Team Sky/Ineos after 11 years this season, said it will be a “new chapter” when the eight-stage event gets underway on January 24.

“This race will mark the beginning of a much anticipated new chapter of my career,” said Froome on Twitter.

“I look forward to racing with my new teammates and getting the ball rolling on the adventure that lies ahead.”