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Chris Froome gets his hard training ride at 267km Melbourne to Warrnambool

WARRNAMBOOL AUSTRALIA FEBRUARY 04 Chris Froome of the United Kingdom and Team IsraelPremier Tech speaks to media at the conclusion of the 2023 Melbourne to Warrnambool Cycling Festival on February 4 2023 in Warrnambool Australia Photo by Con ChronisGetty Images

Most of the international peloton had been quick to depart after the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race on the final weekend of January, but not Chris Froome (Israel-Premier Tech) who had remained and headed to Victoria’s high country to do some extra training in the Australian summer.

Then just the day before the Melbourne to Warrnambool came the news he would also be lining up at the race that holds an elevated status within the nation’s cycling community and with a four-time Tour de France winner that in the peloton that position would loom even larger.

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