Chris Froome happy playing super-domestique to 'repay' Peter Kennaugh

Tour de France champion Chris Froome worked hard at the Herald Sun Tour to set up Sky team-mate Peter Kennaugh for the overall lead

Tour de France champion Froome said he was happy to assist Kennaugh throughout the stage.

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Headline act Chris Froome made light work of inflicting pain on rivals at the Jayco Herald Sun Tour today.

The 30-year-old stretched his climbing legs during the first road stage riding away from a peloton that fractured under a pace Team Sky set on a category one ascent near the finish in Healesville.

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.