Chris Froome: ‘I’ve never done two Grand Tours back to back and felt better in the second one’

Sky leader views Quintana’s Giro-Tour quest as ‘admirable’ but confirms it’s not for him

Chris Froome on stage 8 of the 2016 Vuelta a España (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

When the route of the Giro d’Italia was unveiled back in October, Team Sky’s management looked at it and, according to head coach Tim Kerrison, thought that with its five summit finishes and 68km of time trialling it suited Chris Froome perfectly.

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Peter Cossins has been writing about professional cycling since 1993, with his reporting appearing in numerous publications and websites including Cycling WeeklyCycle Sport and Procycling - which he edited from 2006 to 2009. Peter is the author of several books on cycling - The Monuments, his history of cycling's five greatest one-day Classic races, was published in 2014, followed in 2015 by Alpe d’Huez, an appraisal of cycling’s greatest climb. Yellow Jersey - his celebration of the iconic Tour de France winner's jersey won the 2020 Telegraph Sports Book Awards Cycling Book of the Year Award.