Chris Froome was contented with his team mates and rivals winning despite not rounding up the Australian trip with any personals for himself.


In the Herald Sun Tourheld on Sunday, the three-time Tour de France champion finished in sixth position overall, thus ending his Australian trip with no personal wins.

One year back, Froome changed his racing program, the first time he has done so since he became a champion at the Tour de France. This thus saw him start the season in Australia

On the brief visit, he showcased a dominant performance at the Arthurs seat as he went on to claim the Herald Sun Tour title.

He has also competed this year at the inaugural Race in Melbourne as well as the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Race.

Throughout the event, he showcased a prominent display, but the success went to other members of the Team Sky this time around

The prologue of the Herald Sun Tour was won by Danny Van Poppel. Stage two ended with Luke Rowe winning it while the last stage held on Sunday at the Kinglake was won by Ian Stannard.

On Sunday, Froome surged near the end. Unfortunately, he was unable to threaten Damien Howson, the Australian race winner. At the end, his title defence ended with sixth overall.

Froome said: “It’s been a really solid block, a great week of racing for us and it’s been really aggressive every day.

“We’ve tried to have someone in the break or really tried to take the race on and that’s exactly what we wanted from this race.

He acknowledged the efforts of Damien Howson whom he felt was really strong and displayed a great performance. He also had one or two words for Orica-Scott, Howson’s team.