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Froome claims historic Giro victory

Froome’s sixth Grand Tour title sees him become the seventh man to have won all three races. Photo: Reuters/Alessandro Garofalo
Froome’s sixth Grand Tour title sees him become the seventh man to have won all three races. Photo: Reuters/Alessandro Garofalo

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Chris Froome became the first British man to win the Giro d'Italia as he completed the set of Grand Tour victories with his third successive triumph.

Having safely negotiated yesterday's 115km, largely ceremonial final stage in Rome, the 33-year-old Team Sky rider finished 46 seconds clear of second-placed Dutchman Tom Dumoulin, the 2017 Giro champion, in the general classification.

Froome's sixth Grand Tour title, following last year's fourth Tour de France win and maiden La Vuelta victory, sees him become the seventh man to have won all three races and just the third to hold the trio of titles simultaneously - Eddy Merckx in 1973 and Bernard Hinault nine years later are the others to have achieved the feat.

Froome said on Eurosport: "I don't think it has quite sunk in yet, but I'm sure it will over the next few days once I've had a bit of time to reflect.

"It has just been incredible. Obviously for any cyclist this is the dream. To have all three leaders' jerseys in the space of 10 months is just incredible, incredible feeling. I'm still pinching myself."

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