Chris Froome working on long-haul strategy towards 2015 Tour de France

Chris Froome's pre-season preparations for 2015 continued with a trip to Australia

Chris Froome

Chris Froome and Richie Porte on stage one of the 2014 Tour of Catalonia

(Image credit: Watson)

Chris Froome began his build-up to an assault on the 2015 Tour de France with an informal two-week training camp with Sky team-mate Richie Porte in Tasmania.

29-year-old Froome confirmed recently that the Tour will be his number-one priority next season, having previously suggested he would focus on the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España.

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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.