Chris Froome will, as expected, as leader of Team Sky at the Tour of Italy. Reports that Team Sky on his website.
The Brit stands for the first time since 2010 at the start of the Giro. There he receives the support of the Colombian, Sergio Henao, and the Dutchman Wout Poels. Froome hopes his third consecutive tour win, after the Tour de France and the Vuelta a españa last year.
“I have a different start to the season known than other years, because, of course, I used to want spikes than normal. But the goal for a third consecutive great round to win, for motivation taken care of. It is a risk to the Giro to ride for the Tour, but I would be there for the rest of my life sorry if I this year’s Giro would not drive.”
The past few months, there was controversy arise about the possible participation of Froome in the Giro because he is in the Vuelta of last year, a different doping test had come. “I know that there are problems, but as I have stated previously, the team and I committed to that issue as soon as possible to resolve. But at this moment I am focusing on cycling. I would really like the pink jersey to win, but realize that it is a very hard fight will be.”
The 101e Giro goes on the may 4 start in the Israeli Jerusalem.
The selection of Team Sky for the Giro: Chris Froome (GBr), David de la Cruz (Spa), Kenny Elissonde (Fra), Sergio Henao (Col), Vasil Kiryienka (WRu), Christian Knees (Dui), Wout Poels (Ned), Salvatore Puccio (Ita)
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