Giro-Tour double still possible, says Hinault

French legend believes it's not impossible for a rider to win all three Grand Tours in one season

Bernard Hinault has had plenty to say on Chris Froome's salbutamol case

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Bernard Hinault says that it is possible for modern riders to achieve what he did twice in his career, winning the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France in the same season, saying that there is sufficient time to recover between both.

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) is the only rider this year aiming to take on the feat, with his first mission for Giro glory starting on Saturday in Sanremo, before heading to the Tour de France on July 4, just 33 days after the end of the Giro.

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