Tour de France 'everything' to Froome

Britain's 2013 champion Chris Froome says the Tour de France "is everything to me" as he targets a second title in this year's race.

The 30-year-old Team Sky rider describes rival Alberto Contador's attempt to become the first rider in 17 years to complete the Giro d'Italia-Tour de France double as a "really big challenge".

This year's race began in the Netherlands and takes the riders into Belgium before arriving in France on Tuesday, with the Pyrenees stages in week two and the Alps lying in wait in the final week, before a final sprint stage on the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

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