Froome takes leader’s red jersey

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Published: Saturday 21st February 2015 by The News Editor

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Chris Froome struck a major early-season blow with victory on stage four of the Ruta del Sol ahead of Tour de France rival Alberto Contador.

Froome (Team Sky), the 2013 Tour champion, accelerated away in the finale of the 200-kilometres Maracena to Alto de Allanadas route to take the leader’s red jersey from Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) ahead of Sunday’s final day of the Spanish race.

“I’m absolutely blown away to have pulled that off at the end there,” Froome told teamsky.com.

“I came into this race thinking, ‘I’m here to find my legs, test them, and see where I’m at’.

“To have been able to win the stage and go into the race lead is incredible.”

Published: Saturday 21st February 2015 by The News Editor

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