VIDEO: Tour de France winner Chris Froome in Harrogate

Tour de France winner Chris Froome posed for photos and gave out autographs outside Rudding Park Hotel this morning.

Froome and his Team Sky teammates went for a training ride on Thursday morning around Harrogate, before heading to Leeds for the official Tour press conferences.

The 2013 yellow jersey winner is the favourite to win the competition again this year.

And, ahead of Saturday’s first stage, the champion was in a relaxed mood as he answered questions from spectators.

The 29-year-old said the sleep at Rudding Park Hotel was “not too shabby”, and he described the Harrogate country house as “much better than the French hotels”.