No Giro d'Italia start fee for Froome: that would 'create problems with other riders'

Giro d'Italia director Mauro Vegni says that he 'flatly denies' handing Chris Froome a fee to start the 2018 race

Chris Froome prepares for stage two of the 2017 Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

The Giro d'Italia organiser says that it will not pay Chris Froome (Sky) a start fee to race in 2018, despite insiders indicating otherwise.

Froome announced on Wednesday he will race the Italian Grand Tour in an attempt to continue his winning streak after the Vuelta a España and Tour de France this summer.

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