Froome takes a fancy to rugby Sevens

Chris Froome (Getty Images)
Chris Froome (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Chris Froome might come off a Tour de France win, but the British cyclist said he would have loved to try rugby sevens.

The three-time Tour de France title winner asked his 1.07 million fans what discipline they would choose if they were an Olympic athlete.

Hui Mui Chan, a fan of Froome’s turned the tables around by asking the Kenyan-born British cyclist, “if you were not cycling, which sports would u have picked?

Froome said it was a tough choice, but said if he had to choose, he would've loved to play sevens rugby, despite his small demeanour:

Tough choice but I'd go for #Rugby7s (always loved it but don't exactly have the build for it.)

His tweet made quite of an impression that Blitzboks captain Kyle Brown retweeted Froome's sentiments, along with the official World Rugby Sevens association page, saying: "We think you'd go well @chrisfroome!"

Rugby sevens made its Olympic debut for the first time in Rio de Janeiro this year, although rugby union was played at the 1924 Paris Games.

Froome became the first cyclist to defend in his TDF title and is hoping to add a Gold medal to his successful career.

The 31-year-old came 12th in the men’s road race, which saw Belgium’s Greg van Avermaet take gold.

Froome is scheduled to compete on Wednesday (August 10) in the men's time trial at 15:00 SA time.

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