Chris Froome: 'Next year's Giro d'Italia is a big opportunity'

Chris Froome reiterates that the route of the 2015 Giro d'Italia would suit him more than the Tour de France, which he may skip

Chris Froome and Fabio Aru on stage eighteen of the 2014 Tour of Spain

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Sky's Chris Froome called the 2015 Giro d'Italia route better balanced than the Tour de France and explained that it presents a "big opportunity" for him. The chance to win Italy's big stage race next May 9 to 31 may see him skip the Tour for the first time in four years.

"The Giro course is truly balanced well, the best," Froome told Italy's La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper while in Japan over the weekend. "A complete rider will win it and that, in my opinion, is the way it should be in a Grand Tour. For me, it would be a great opportunity.”

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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.