Chris Froome at the Vuelta a España is icing on the cake, says organiser

Chris Froome is only the second rider to ride the Vuelta a España after winning the Tour de France after Carlos Sastre in 2008

Chris Froome celebrates with a glass of champagne during Stage 21 of the 2015 Tour de France

(Image credit: Watson)

Vuelta a España race director Javier Guillen has hailed Chris Froome's participation in the Spanish race as 'fantastic for cycling'.

The Tour de France winner announced on Monday that he would tackle his second Grand Tour of the year, where he will line up against many of his Tour rivals.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.