Tour de France champion Froome signs new Sky deal

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Associated Press

Posted on December 26, 2013 at 6:02 AM

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Tour de France winner Chris Froome leads a list of 10 riders who have signed new contracts with Team Sky for 2014.

Peter Kennaugh, David Lopez and Ian Stannard, who helped Froome succeed teammate Bradley Wiggins as Britain's second Tour winner, have also extended their contracts.

Froome says "this is the right place for me to continue to grow as a rider."

The other riders who have re-signed with Team Sky are Luke Rowe, Salvatore Puccio, Sergio Henao, Chris Sutton, Danny Pate and Xabier Zandio.

Wiggins is heading into the final year of his contract with the British team.

Richie Porte and Geraint Thomas extended their deals during the season.

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