Chris Froome: 'Giro d'Italia win is still the goal, but I wouldn't say it's likely'

Froome says he has a huge challenge ahead of him to be wearing pink in Rome at the end of the 2018 Giro

Chris Froome after stage seven of the Giro d'Italia

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Team Sky's Chris Froome recognises that it is unlikely to recover from his 2-27-minute deficit in the Giro d'Italia over the next two weeks for a pink jersey win in Rome.

Froome lost time on the key stages, on stage nine slipping behind another 1-07 minutes from stage winner and overall leader Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott).

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