Chris Froome casts doubt over Giro d'Italia 2017 ride

The three-time Tour de France winner says that it is 'unlikely' that he'll ride the 100th Giro

Chris Froome, Tour de France 2016

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Chris Froome has said that it’s “unlikely” that he will ride the Giro d’Italia in 2017 just days after a raft of the sports greats said this was the time for the Tour de France champion to take on the Italian race.

Froome said the 2017 Giro d'Italia route, which contains more time trialling kilometres than the Tour was “interesting”.

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