Wout Poels: Chris Froome should skip the Giro and join the elite group of Tour winners

The Dutchman says his team-mate can't afford to pass on the opportunity to become a five-time Tour de France champion

Chris Froome on stage eight of the 2017 Tour de France.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Chris Froome should forget about the Giro d'Italia and focus on joining an elite group of five-time Tour de France winners in July 2018, says Sky team-mate Wout Poels.

Froome won his fourth Tour title last July and backed it up with the Vuelta a España title, becoming the first to win the Tour/Vuelta double since the race was moved to its late summer date in the 1990s.

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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.