Chris Froome seeking Herald Sun Tour win for Team Sky

Tour de France champion Chris Froome kicks off his 2016 season in Australia, and says that Team Sky will be hunting for success

Chris Froome and riders ahead of the Herald Sun Tour 2016

(Image credit: Con Chronis)

Chris Froome will kick off his 2016 season campaign at the Jayco Herald Sun Tour starting tomorrow.

The two-time Tour de France champion is set to make a comparatively more low-key debut at the race with major targets in a Tour title defence and the Rio Olympic Games coming in quick succession later in the year.

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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.