Chris Froome to start 2017 season in Australia

Tour de France champion Chris Froome will return to defend his victory in the Herald Sun Tour in Australia in February, and ride in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

Chris Froome wins stage four of the 2016 Jayco Herald Sun Tour

(Image credit: Watson)

Chris Froome (Team Sky) will start his 2017 season at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (January 29) and Jayco Herald Sun Tour (February 1-5) in Australia.

Froome took the overall honours in the five-day 2016 Sun Tour, kicking off what would turn out to be another successful season that saw him take a third Tour de France victory, a bronze Olympic time trial medal, win the Critérium du Dauphiné and place second overall in the Vuelta a España.

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