Chris Froome insists he did not 'snub' Tour Down Under as he arrives in Adelaide

Team Sky's Chris Froome says his decision not to race the Tour Down Under was based on his training plans, family and season's goals

Chris Froome in action during Stage 4 of the 2015 Vuelta Espana

(Image credit: Watson)

Chris Froome says his decision not to ride the Tour Down Under, despite landing in Australia, was not a snub to the race, insisting his schedule was down to his training, his family and his season's goals.

Froome touched down in Adelaide on Monday for a training block with Team Sky coach Tim Kerrison, before starting his season at the Herald Sun Tour on February 2.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.