Chris Froome to begin 2018 season at Ruta del Sol next week

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  • Team Sky confirms Tour de France champion will head to Andalucía
  • Froome ‘working hard’ on case over failed drugs test at Vuelta

Chris Froome will begin his season at the Ruta del Sol. The Tour de France champion will head to the five-day stage race in Andalucía on 14 February, Team Sky have announced.

It will be Froome’s first appearance since his third-place finish in the time trial at the Road World Championships in Norway on 20 September. That was the day he learned he had returned an adverse analytical finding for the asthma drug salbutamol two weeks before, on his way to victory at the Vuelta a España - the second half of last year’s historic Grand Tour double, having already won his fourth Tour de France.

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