Chris Froome planning well-earned rest after clinching Vuelta victory

Kenyan born British cyclist, Chris Froome has become the first Briton to win La Vuelta, after sealing victory in Madrid on Sunday.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, the Tour de France winner revealed that after riding in the team time trial at the World Championships in Norway later this month, he is planning to take a well-earned break.

“I’ve got the World Championships coming up in Norway. I will line up in the team time trial with the rest of the lads and, after that, I think I’ll take a bit of a break.

“The Tour de France takes so much out of you and winning that then getting focused for another three-week grand tour is such a big challenge, so to do that (win La Vuelta) is phenomenal.

“I’m driven so much by the sporting challenge and the physical side of it, it’s an incredible feeling.

“Right up until the last stage last night it wasn’t over – anything could have happened.

“Obviously today’s stage was a bit of a procession and a celebration, but it’s amazing to cross the finishing line tonight. We can relax a little bit this evening and celebrate a remarkable achievement.” – Chris Froome

Froome sprinted across the line in 11th place behind stage winner Matteo Trentin, in the process edging the points classification over the Italian by just two.

Subsequently, he claimed the red, white and green jerseys and was presented with a special trophy to mark his double triumph.

Speaking to, Froome said: “I’ve been fighting for this victory now for six years and three years I’ve been standing on the second step. It’s just amazing to stand on the top step this time.”