Chris Froome confirmed for final Giro build-up at the Tour of the Alps

The four-time Tour de France winner will take to the five-day race won by Geraint Thomas last year

Chris Froome at the 2018 Tirreno-Adriatico (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Chris Froome will make his final Giro d'Italia build-up at the Tour of Alps in April, the race organiser has confirmed.

Froome continues to race under the cloud of his ongoing salbutamol case, but will appear at the five-day stage race which was won overall by his Team Sky team-mate Geraint Thomas last year.

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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.

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