272km, 45kmh: Chris Froome's astonishing 'Empty the Tank' training ride on Strava

Whatever riding you did this weekend has just been put in the shade

Chris Froome's astonishing 272km training ride

(Image credit: Sunada/Strava)

With spring on the horizon, now is the time that most of us think about up our mileage and speed on the weekend ride. However whatever you got up to on Sunday, we guarantee it won't have anything on this amazing ride that Chris Froome uploaded to Strava.

Having already racked up more than 4,000km since the start of the year, Froome headed out on Sunday for his biggest training ride since he returned to Strava in late December: a training ride longer than any race last year apart from Milan-San Remo.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.