Tom Dumoulin could challenge Chris Froome in quest for Giro/Tour double in 2018

Team Sunweb leader say he'll assess his options after the Giro d'Italia in May

Tom Dumoulin could be set to go for the Giro/Tour double in 2018

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) says that he is open to the possibility of racing the 2018 Tour de France for the general classification in July after attempting to defend his Giro d'Italia title in May

The Dutchman from Maastricht has confirmed that he will be racing the Giro, which runs from May 4 to 27 and includes a high number of time trial kilometres than the Tour, after winning ahead of Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) in 2017.

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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.