Why Chris Froome’s Giro d’Italia win was the best Grand Tour victory of 2018

Why Froome's remarkable comeback to win the Giro d'Italia was the most impressive Grand Tour victory of the year

Froome wins stage 19 of the 2018 Giro d'Italia. Image: Sunada

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Ranking yearly achievements can often be skewed through recency bias. Two British Grand Tour winners have come along since Chris Froome’s Giro d’Italia victory, making it almost seem a lifetime ago that Froome completed the GT set in late May.

However, the achievement of winning the Giro d’Italia was as much a testament to the mental strength to block out everything going on around him, as it was to his outstanding physical capabilities on the road from Israel to Italy.

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