The Giro vs the Tour: What Froome will need to consider for 2015

With Froome casting doubt over his plans for next year, we take a look at what the Sky rider will need to consider when choosing between the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France

Chris Froome on stage six of the 2014 Tour of Spain

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Chris Froome (Sky) will have to evaluate the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France routes, the first two grand tours of 2015, to determine which path he will take next year. The Tour, which takes place on July 4 to 26, carries more prestige, but the Giro, May 9 to 31, offers more time trials and a chance to return later in the season to race the Vuelta a España.

"The team and I will have to give it some careful consideration," Froome said yesterday after the Tour presentation.

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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.