With the 2018 WorldTour opener a little more than a month away, riders' grand tour plans for next season are starting to trickle out.
Since his first Tour de France win in 2013, Chris Froome has been the GC rider of reference in the Tour. Through 2017, the Brit won four yellow jerseys (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017), a polka-dot jersey (2015), and six stages along the way, plus he won a stage in the 2012 Tour. He also won the 2017 Vuelta, but that is now under investigation due to an adverse analytical finding in an anti-doping test after stage 18.
Born in Nairobi, Froome has been a central part of British team Sky since 2010, where he’s also hauled in a number of major wins, including three stages at the Vuelta, three yellow jerseys at Critérium du Dauphiné, and seven other titles at smaller stage races, such as Tour de Romandie and Critérium International. Froome also won silver in both the 2012 and 2016 Olympics time trial events.
Chris Froome's bold plan to attempt the Giro-Tour double will be a success no matter what happens, and it will win over skeptical fans.
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Chris Froome will race the Giro d'Italia. Is it a bummer or a blast?
Chris Froome, the top grand tour rider of his generation, will take on the Giro d'Italia, and race organizers couldn't be happier.
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Sources confirm that Chris Froome will race the 2018 Giro d'Italia. If he wins, he'd become the first cyclist to win three consecutive
Rumor has it that Chris Froome will attempt the Giro-Tour double in 2018. Will it confirm him among cycling's greats or be too risky?
Chris Froome arm-wrestles Marcel Kittel. Maybe he needs to step up his training for the 2018 Tour to ensure he wins that fifth title.
Chris Froome said he will miss racing against Alberto Contador after the pair competed in a Tour de France criterium in China.