Chris Froome would struggle to win historic fifth Tour de France title away from Team Ineos

Pressure creates diamonds. In sport, when the true legends are under stress, they stay and fight for their place, rather than move away to uncharted territories, where success is not guaranteed.

The prospect of Chris Froome seeking a mid-season transfer away from Team Ineos, where he has won seven grand tours, to have a clear leadership role at the Tour de France has sparked a wave of reaction.

The 35-year-old is set to share leadership duties with Egan Bernal and Geraint Thomas, the last two winners, if the Tour does indeed start on August 29.

However, the idea that the Briton could depart Ineos to seal leadership status elsewhere indicates he believes he is back to his best after suffering career-threatening injuries during last year’s Criterium du Dauphine.

It also suggests he is ready to sacrifice loyalty and strength in his team for a shot at a historic fifth Tour de France title at a weaker outfit.

To have rivalry and competitiveness in your ranks is a positive problem for David Brailsford, especially when he has the last three Tour de France winners on his roster. Unfortunately, only one rider can wear the coveted yellow jersey on Champs-Élysées every year.

Since signing for then Team Sky in 2010, Froome has enjoyed the best years of his career, making him one of the most successful riders sport has ever seen.

Even in these uncertain times, Brailsford’s men look destined to seal another Tour such is their arsenal of talent. However, when it comes to leadership duties, he has three glittering options and all of them could prevail on their day.

Froome may boast the wealth of experience, but Bernal is the defending champion. He is the man. The future of the sport. At 23, the Colombian is viewed as the heir

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Tyson Fury plans to emulate Klitschko’s longevity

Referee Kenny Bayless deducts a point from Tyson Fury during their Heavyweight bout for Deontay Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Tyson Fury has set his sights on emulating Wladimir Klitschko’s sustained dominance as the British fighter warned he can remain a world champion until he retires.

Klitschko was the undisputed world champion for over four years until Fury earned a shock win against the Ukrainian in 2015.

Fury was unable to defend those titles amid mental health problems, but he has bounced back impressively.

The 31-year-old wants to stay at the top after regaining his WBC heavyweight belt in February with an emphatic win over Deontay Wilder, who he is due to face again once the coronavirus is subdued.

“I’ve won every single belt in boxing. From the English title to becoming the undisputed heavyweight champ of the world. All done, all finished. Considered the best, done,” Fury told Sky Sports on Tuesday.

“If I don’t box again, I’m happy, but if I do box again, then I continue to box. If we get past this thing, which hopefully we will, then we’re going to keep boxing and just keep taking on contenders.

“Klitschko did it until he was 40. A lot of the great champions are continuing, and continuing.

“I ain’t boxing for money, I ain’t boxing for fame, I ain’t boxing for a belt. I’m boxing because it keeps me mentally happy and I like to do it.”

Fury is in contention to face British rival Anthony Joshua, who holds the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO world titles, in a 2021 bout after fulfilling his contractual obligations for a third fight with Wilder.

While Fury insists he has nothing to

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Ronaldo reports to Juventus for tests after 10-week absence

FILE – In this March 8, 2020 file photo, Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo runs with the ball during the last Serie A soccer match Juventus played before the coronavirus stop, at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy. Cristiano Ronaldo has reported back to Juventus’ training center after a 10-week absence. (Marco Alpozzi/LaPresse via AP)

Cristiano Ronaldo reported to Juventus’ training center for medical tests on Tuesday after a 10-week absence.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner observed a two-week isolation period at his home in Turin after spending the lockdown period in his native Portugal.

He has not been alongside his teammates since helping the Serie A leaders beat Inter Milan 2-0 on March 8, after which he flew to his home island of Madeira, Portugal.

Serie A was suspended a day later when the Italian government ordered a nationwide lockdown. The league is hoping to resume on June 13 if it can reach an agreement with the government, which has banned sports events until June 14.

Outside the training center in Turin, journalists and photographers plus some fans were on hand when Ronaldo arrived alone driving a Jeep. He’s the first of several Juventus players who left Italy during the lockdown to report back to the team.

Like all Serie A players, Ronaldo was to be tested for the coronavirus and undergo other physical exams.

Three Juventus players — Daniele Rugani, Blaise Matuidi and Paulo Dybala — tested positive for COVID-19 during the lockdown. All three recovered.

Ronaldo was in top form before the lockdown, scoring 21 times in 22 Serie A matches. In his penultimate game before the suspension, Ronaldo marked his 1,000th official match by scoring in his 11th straight Serie A game. That matched the Serie A record set by Gabriel Batistuta in 1994 and equaled by Fabio

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