Cycling: Cav and Froome set for ‘difficult’ stage

Chris Froome, right, and Mark Cavendish, left, attend the presentation of the route for the 2014 Tour De France yesterday (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Chris Froome, right, and Mark Cavendish, left, attend the presentation of the route for the 2014 Tour De France yesterday (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
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British cycling superstars Mark Cavendish, left, and Chris Froome, right, look on as the 2014 Tour de France route is unveiled in Paris yesterday.

Froome, who won the race last year, has described the second stage from York to Sheffield on Sunday, July 6 as “difficult” because of the amount of steep inclines on the course.

See Saturday’s Star for our Tour de France supplement.