Sastre: Chris Froome's Tour/Vuelta double is not impossible

Carlos Sastre, the last Tour de France winner to go on to start the Vuelta a España, believes Chris Froome can win the Spanish race

Chris Froome on stage twenty-one of the 2015 Tour de France (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Only one man has previously started the Vuelta a España having won the Tour de France since the Spanish race moved to the Autumn and although Carlos Sastre couldn't win the second Grand Tour he believes the double is possible.

Chris Froome will become the second maillot jaune winner to line up at the Vuelta when the race rolls out of Puerto Bañus on Saturday and has designs on joining Jacques Anquetil and Bernard Hinault as Tour/Vuelta double winners.

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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.