Tom Dumoulin set to challenge Froome and target both the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France

Dutchman also eyes historic Grand Tour double

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

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Tom Dumoulin could be set to challenge Chris Froome head-on after one of his Team Sunweb sports directors said that he is due to go to the Tour de France in July after attempting to defend his Giro d'Italia title in May.

Speaking to Dutch cycling podcast De Rode Lantaarn, sports director Aike Visbeek, who was behind the wheel of the team car during Dumoulin's victory at the 2017 Giro d'Italia, said that the world time trial champion would be aiming for a historic double in 2018.

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