A Grand Tour with a difference as Chris Froome looks to overturn early Giro d'Italia deficit

Sky leader's major wins typically see him open up an early lead against his rivals

Chris Froome (Team Sky) finishes stage two of the 2018 Giro d'Italia

(Image credit: Time de Waele / Getty Images)

Chris Froome (Sky) faces the unusual challenge of having to make up time on a Grand Tour rival after losing 37 seconds to Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) on the opening day of the 2018 Giro d'Italia, but says his crash on the streets of Jerusalem won't hold him back.

Australian Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing) leads the Giro after the first three stages in Israel. Froome's top rival and 2017 Giro victor Dumoulin won that first-day time trial to establish an early lead over Sky's leader.

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