Grand Tour great Felice Gimondi backs Chris Froome to achieve Giro-Tour double

Italian Tour, Giro and Vuelta winner Felice Gimondi rates Chris Froome's chances of joining the six other riders who have won all three Grand Tours

Felice Gimondi.

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Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España winner Felice Gimondi has added his weight behind Chris Froome's bid to win all three Grand Tours.

Italian Gimondi won the Tour in 1965, Giro in 1967, 1969 and 1976, and the Vuelta in 1968, joining an elite club of riders who have achieved the 'triple crown'.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.