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Chris Froome joins Colombians at Giro de Rigo - Gallery

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Chris Froome and Rigoberto Uran ride on the Giro de Rigo in Columbia

Chris Froome and Rigoberto Uran ride on the Giro de Rigo in Columbia
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Chris Froome with teammates Egan Bernal and Sebastian Henao during the Giro de Rigo

Chris Froome with teammates Egan Bernal and Sebastian Henao during the Giro de Rigo
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 Chris Froome (C) rides next to Rigoberto Uran during the Giro de Rigo ride in San Rafael

Chris Froome (C) rides next to Rigoberto Uran during the Giro de Rigo ride in San Rafael
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Colombian cyclist Egan Bernal rides during the Giro de Rigo in Guatape

Colombian cyclist Egan Bernal rides during the Giro de Rigo in Guatape
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Chris Froome rides next to Rigoberto Uran during of the Giro de Rigo in San Rafael on November 4, 2018.

Chris Froome rides next to Rigoberto Uran during of the Giro de Rigo in San Rafael on November 4, 2018.
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Colombian cyclist Egan Bernal before the start of the Giro de Rigo in Guatape, Antioquia Department, on November 4, 2018

Colombian cyclist Egan Bernal before the start of the Giro de Rigo in Guatape, Antioquia Department, on November 4, 2018
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Chris Froome talks at a press conference ahead of the Giro de Rigo

Chris Froome talks at a press conference ahead of the Giro de Rigo
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Pro and amateur cyclist ride the peloton during the Giro de Rigo

Pro and amateur cyclist ride the peloton during the Giro de Rigo
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Colombian cyclist Sergio Henao takes a break during the Giro de Rigo ride in San Rafael

Colombian cyclist Sergio Henao takes a break during the Giro de Rigo ride in San Rafael
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 Chris Froome rides next to Rigoberto Uran during the Giro de Rigo

Chris Froome rides next to Rigoberto Uran during the Giro de Rigo
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 Chris Froome rides next to Colombian Daniel Martinez during the Giro de Rigo race in San Rafael

Chris Froome rides next to Colombian Daniel Martinez during the Giro de Rigo race in San Rafael
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Amateur cyclist ride during the Giro de Rigo as fan cheers in San Carlos

Amateur cyclist ride during the Giro de Rigo as fan cheers in San Carlos
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An amateur cyclist rides during the Giro de Rigo

An amateur cyclist rides during the Giro de Rigo
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Chris Froome rides next to Colombian Julian Cardonas during of the Giro de Rigo in San Rafael

Chris Froome rides next to Colombian Julian Cardonas during of the Giro de Rigo in San Rafael
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Riders in the Giro de Rigo get some refreshments

Riders in the Giro de Rigo get some refreshments
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Amateur cyclist ride during the Giro de Rigo as fan cheers in San Carlos, Antioquia's Department, on November 4, 2018

Amateur cyclist ride during the Giro de Rigo as fan cheers in San Carlos, Antioquia's Department, on November 4, 2018
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Clad in pink, riders in the Giro de Rigo get ready to start

Clad in pink, riders in the Giro de Rigo get ready to start
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Amateur cyclists ride before the start of the Giro de Rigo in Guatape, Antioquia Department, on November 4, 2018.

Amateur cyclists ride before the start of the Giro de Rigo in Guatape, Antioquia Department, on November 4, 2018.
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Chris Froome fires up the crowd ahead of the Giro de Rigo.

Chris Froome fires up the crowd ahead of the Giro de Rigo.
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Colombian Rigoberto Uran hands a jersey to a fan with cancer as British cyclist Chris Froome (C), and Colombian cyclists Alvaro Hodeg (L) and Fernando Gaviria (R) look on, during a press conference ahead of the Giro de Rigo in Guatape, Antioquia department

Colombian Rigoberto Uran hands a jersey to a fan with cancer as British cyclist Chris Froome (C), and Colombian cyclists Alvaro Hodeg (L) and Fernando Gaviria (R) look on, during a press conference ahead of the Giro de Rigo in Guatape, Antioquia department
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Chris Froome and Sergio Henao chat ahead of the Giro de Rigo in Colombia

Chris Froome and Sergio Henao chat ahead of the Giro de Rigo in Colombia
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Chris Froom ahead of the Giro de Rigo in Colombia

Chris Froom ahead of the Giro de Rigo in Colombia
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Rigoberto Uran, Chris Froome, Sergio Henao and Fernando Gaviria chat ahead of the Giro de Rigo in Colombia

Rigoberto Uran, Chris Froome, Sergio Henao and Fernando Gaviria chat ahead of the Giro de Rigo in Colombia
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Alvero Hodeg and Fernando Gaviria clown around at the press conference ahead of the Giro de Rigo

Alvero Hodeg and Fernando Gaviria clown around at the press conference ahead of the Giro de Rigo
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Rigoberto Uran enjoys a laugh ahead of the Giro de Rigo in Colombia

Rigoberto Uran enjoys a laugh ahead of the Giro de Rigo in Colombia
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Chris Froome takes a selfie with fans before the Giro de Rigo

Chris Froome takes a selfie with fans before the Giro de Rigo
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Rigoberto Uran and Chris Froome ahead of the Giro de Rigo in Colombia

Rigoberto Uran and Chris Froome ahead of the Giro de Rigo in Colombia
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Chris Froome and Sergio Henao share a laugh ahead of the Giro de Rigo in Colombia

Chris Froome and Sergio Henao share a laugh ahead of the Giro de Rigo in Colombia
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Chris Froome talks at a press conference ahead of the Giro de Rigo

Chris Froome talks at a press conference ahead of the Giro de Rigo
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Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome (Team Sky) and some of his teammates put in a few off-season kilometres Sunday in Colombia at the Giro de Rigo, a 140km recreational ride that started in Guatapé and finished there again after passing through San Rafael and San Carlos.

Froome and Colombian teammates Sergio Henao, Sebastian Henao and Egan Bernal joined fellow pros Alvaro Hodeg, Fernando Gaviria, Dani Martinez and Julian Cardonas in the ride named after EF Education First-Drapac's charismatic Colombian Rigoberto Uran. As many as 2,000 amateur cyclists joined the recreational tour that provided an opportunity to ride with Froome and the country's top pros.

 "Good luck for today" and "go guevones," Froome told the crowd that had gathered for the start, according to eColombiano. Froome did not finish the ride, making it back to the Guatapé sports center in a van and then on the back of a horse provided by police. Nevertheless, the winner of all three Grand Tours said he was impressed with the parcours.

"I liked the tour a lot," Froome said. "There was a lot of altitude and humidity. I'm amazed by Colombia."

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