Watch: Chris Froome and Peter Kennaugh destroy the field at the Herald Sun Tour

Team Sky duo win by 17 seconds over the chasing field behind on stage one of the 2016 Herald Sun Tour

Kennaugh and Froome worked as a duo to distance themselves from the rest of the peloton over the hilly circuit.

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

It's not often that you see a Tour de France contender flex their muscles so early in the racing season, but that's exactly what Chris Froome did as he guided Sky teammate Peter Kennaugh to the stage win and race lead at the Herald Sun Tour.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).