Monday 20 August 2018

Chris Froome poised to secure remarkable Giro d'Italia victory

Britain's Chris Froome, in the pink jersey of the overall leader, makes his way to the start of the 20th stage of the Giro d'Italia
Britain's Chris Froome, in the pink jersey of the overall leader, makes his way to the start of the 20th stage of the Giro d'Italia

Chris Froome is set to complete a remarkable victory in the Giro d'Italia after retaining the leader's pink jersey at the end of stage 20.

The Team Sky rider need only safely negotiate Sunday's largely ceremonial final stage to lay his hands on a third straight Grand Tour title, following his wins at the Tour de France and La Vuelta last year.

Froome, who held off reigning champion Tom Dumoulin, will become the first British rider to take the honours at the Giro and join Eddy Merckx and Bernard Hinault as the only other men to hold the three Grand Tour titles simultaneously.

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