Tour du Rwanda: Chris Froome embarks on 75km solo and ends with puncture and crash

‘To be racing and pushing is good for the next races, for the preparation'

Chris Froomer at Tour du Rwanda. (Photo: Instagram)

After four days of the Tour du Rwanda, Chris Froome had been a quiet presence in the peloton. This Thursday (23) he lied 21st overall as he continues the early-season preparation for goals later on in the year.

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However, that all changed on stage 5, a hilly 195km run from Rusizi to Rubavu featuring six major climbs. The four-time Tour de France winner, who kicked off his season in Australia last month, sprang into action partway through the stage, making the break of the day.

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The two-times Olympic medalist said on Instagram “Well, that was an eventful day. It was all going well until an untimely punture, two wheel changes, and a crash”, said Froome. The cyclist understood that incidents can happen during races and an accident won’t stop him. Froome said that feels ready for the next one.

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