Pezcyclingnews: Eurotrash Double Froome Thursday!


Jan 3, 2005
The Spanish Grand Tour is only ten days away and the news from the la Vuelta is starting to come through and it looks like the competition is going to be hot. We also have the Eneco Tour and the Tour de l’Ain with reports, results, rider quotes photos and video. We preview the Arctic Race of Norway, plus contract news and a bit of trouble for David Boucher. Caf con leche?TOP STORY: Froome to Start la Vuelta a Espaa2015 Tour de France winner, Chris Froome announced that he will ride the Spanish Grand Tour starting on Saturday the 22nd of August in Puerto Bans with a 7.4 kilometer team time trial. Froome joins a top line up: Nairo Quintana & Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), Nibali, Aru & Landa (Astana), Joaquim Rodrguez (Katusha), Tejay Van Garderen (BMC), Fabian Cancellara (Trek) and Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo). In an interview with Spanish sports-paper AS, Vuelta director Javier Guilln said: If you had told me before the start of the year, I wouldnt have believed it. Its the icing on the cake. Its good that so many important riders have thought to make more of a big year. Froomes decision is fantastic for the Vuelta and for cycling.Chris Froome, if he wins, will join a select group of riders who have won two Grand Tours in the same year: Fausto Coppi (Giro/Tour ’49 & ’52), Jacques Anquetil (Vuelta/Tour ’63 & Giro/Tour ’64), Eddy Merckx (Giro/Tour ’70 ’72 ’74 & Vuelta/Giro ’73), Bernard Hinault (Tour/Vuelta ’78...

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