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Chris Froome looks to the future

The Tour de France winner tells Talk Radio 702 it would be "a shame" not to compete again.

Tour de France 2013 winner Britain's Chris Froome poses at the end of the 133.5 km 21st and last stage of the 100th edition of the Tour de France cycling race on 21 July 2013. Picture: AFP"

JOHANNESBURG - Winner of the 2013 Tour de France Chris Froome told Talk Radio 702's Jenny Crwys-Williams on Friday he would continue competing in the race for the foreseeable future.

"I think it would be a shame not to. I feel like I'm really coming into my own in the cycling world at the moment."

Froome won the 100th Tour de France cycle race this year and says returning as the defending champion "would be a special event."

Born in Kenya and schooled at St Johns College in Johannesburg, he says he hopes to visit South Africa towards the end of the year but hasn't made any concrete plans as yet.

Responding to Cryws-William's claim that South Africans have "gone bonkers" over his win, he said "That's great to hear, it's great to hear that everyone's getting involved."

He added, "The support has been amazing from back in Africa, from Kenya and South Africa … it's really been an amazing three weeks."

Froome said the victory was the highlight of his career but hoped the resulting fame wouldn't change him.

"I'm hoping life doesn't change too much afterwards, but it's a great sense of achievement."

Froome said reaching the finish line in Paris with his team mates by his side "was a really special way to finish it off."

"It really was an amazing feeling and I think it was important to show people that it was a team event."