2013 Tour de France DVD - Attack or be attacked
Last winter Sky boss Dave Brailsford sat down with his star Tour de France contender, Chris Froome and told him that - after much studying of the route - there was only one way to win cycling's toughest bike race in 2013: all-out attacking...
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... But even Brailsford could not have expected a Tour de France victory forged with the astuteness, ambition and raw aggression shown by Chris Froome in 2013. Or that the 28-year-old Kenyan-born Briton would need these qualities so desperately, as his team left him isolated on three crucial stages.
Three stage wins - one of them on the Mont Ventoux, France's single toughest climb - saw Froome take an iron grip on the Tour. But only on paper. With Sky looking vulnerable and key teammates quitting ill and injured, Froome's resilience was put to the test, again and again.
The ambushes and attacks came everywhere - on the flat stages, on the most dangerous of descents, on mythical Alpine climbs. Froome might be bound for Great Britain's second straight Tour win, but his enemies would fight him right to the gates of glory in Paris. What more could you ask for from the centenary edition of cycling's greatest bike race?