'Now is the time for Chris Froome to race the Giro d'Italia'

Cycling greats have their say at the Giro 2017 route presentation as to whether Chris Froome should challenge for the maglia rosa next year

Chris Froome at the 2016 Critérium du Dauphiné. Photo: Yuzuru Sunada

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Team Sky's Chris Froome should participate in the 2017 Giro d'Italia because it suits him and it is the 100th edition, say cycling's stars.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.