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Chris Froome embarks on solo 75km breakaway at Tour du Rwanda, ends with puncture and crash

Chris Froome (Israel-Premier Tech) in the breakaway on stage 4 of the 2023 Tour du Rwanda

After four days of the Tour du Rwanda, Chris Froome had been a quiet presence in the peloton, lying 21st overall as he continues the early-season preparation for goals later on in the year.

However, that all changed on stage 5, a hilly 195km run from Rusizi to Rubavu featuring six major climbs. The four-time Tour de France winner, who kicked off his season in Australia last month, sprang into action partway through the stage, making the break of the day.

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