Chris Froome explains why he thinks he can win the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France in 2018

Team Sky rider aiming to become the first ride to win both races in the same year since 1998

Chris Froome could win a fifth Tour de France in 2018

(Image credit: ASO/Alex Broadway)

Finally confirmed as racing the Giro d'Italia in 2018, Chris Froome has spoken about the reasoning behind his decision to take on the fabled Giro d'Italia/Tour de France double, and why he thinks he can complete the feat.

Froome, who will be attempting to become the first rider in 20 years to win the Giro d'Italia in the same year as the Tour, said that he wanted to do something special as he returned to the Giro for the first time since 2011.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.