Chris Froome to ride Giro d’Italia in attempt at Grand Tour clean sweep

• ‘It’s a whole new motivation for me to see if I can pull off something special’
• Giro comes before Froome will attempt to win a fifth Tour de France title

Chris Froome will bid to achieve “something special” and attempt to hold all of the Grand Tour titles at the same time by riding in the 2018 Giro d’Italia, it was confirmed on Wednesday.

The 32-year-old Team Sky leader won a fourth Tour de France title in July before adding the Vuelta a España. Now Froome is seeking to be the winner of all three Grand Tours when the 101st Giro d’Italia event starts from Israel in May.

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