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by Shane Stokes
November 28, 2017
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A source within RCS Sport has contradicted a story circulating on Monday that Chris Froome will ride the Giro d’Italia, telling CyclingTips that this news has not been confirmed.
An article on Telesport said that the Team Sky leader would ride the Giro prior to chasing his fifth Tour de France title. It cited an unnamed source within RCS, who was speaking prior to Wednesday’s route announcement in Milan.
Froome took a rare Grand Tour double earlier this year, winning both the Tour and the Vuelta a España. In doing so, he became only the third person in history to take both races, and the first to do so since the Vuelta was moved to its late-season slot.
However speculation that he would try a Giro-Tour double were played down by a RCS insider, who told CyclingTips that the Telesport report was ‘not true.’
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