André Greipel to ride the Giro and Tour in 2015

German sprinter confirms he'll start two grand tours next year, but will miss the usual season starter at the Tour Down Under

Andre Greipel wins Stage 6 of the 2014 Tour de France

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André Greipel will target stage wins at the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France in 2015 as he makes a change to his usual early season schedule by skipping the Tour Down Under in January.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).