Chris Froome front and centre at Ruta del Sol - Race Preview

There's no getting away from it: rightly or wrongly, the presence of Chris Froome (Team Sky) in this year's Ruta del Sol is going to make for an extremely odd five days of racing in Andalucia this February.

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