Can a rider peak for two Grand Tours in a row?

Insiders say that attempting to win the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France in one season might not be possible for most riders, but if anyone can do it Chris Froome can.

Chris Froome on the podium after stage 20 of the Giro d'Italia

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Peaking to win both the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France is "not recommend" given the different physical demands of the Italian stage race and teams' specialised training, say insiders.

Italian Marco Pantani last completed the Giro/Tour double 20 years ago in 1998. Since then everyone has failed, including Alberto Contador and Nairo Quintana in recent year.

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