Tom Dumoulin: 'Froome could pull off another long-range Giro style attack at the Tour de France'

Dumoulin backs Froome to go for a long solo move in the Pyrenees

Chris Froome and Tom Dumoulin cross the line on stage 11 of the Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Chris Froome could yet blow the Tour de France wide open with a long-range attack, just as he did on stage 19 of the Giro d'Italia according to the man who was denied a second Giro title by Froome that day.

Tom Dumoulin raced the Giro in May and witnessed first-hand Team Sky's star fly free with 80.3km to go in the 19th stage. He turned the race on its head, jumping from fourth to first overall while race leader Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) cracked and Dumoulin failed to chase him down.

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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.