Giro d'Italia 2017 (100th Edition)

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  • I know there are many races still left in 2016, but I read this and its got me excited about next year's Giro:

    http://velonews.competitor.com/2016/09/g­iro-ditalia/froome-cracks-open-door-poss­ible-2017-giro-start_420442

    I was hoping Froome might start talking about this. And if he does ride the 2017 Giro, he shouldn't race the Tour, just the Giro and Vuelta in order to have a great shot at winning both.

    Feel he needs to not be so Tour focused in order to gain a place a a true great of the sport - Look at the other main GC guys at the moment: Quintana, Contador, Nibali - all have either targeted or won all three GT. Also he's won the Tour three times already! Be great if he targeted Giro/Vuelta for the next couple of years.

    Looking forward to the full route being announced later on this year!

  • http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/froome-h­ints-at-targeting-tour-de-france-vuelta-­a-espana-double-in-2017/

    He's a very polite man and diplomatic. I'd be surprised, to say the least, if he did anything that would risk losing the Tour, let alone not starting it.
    Why the Giro-Tour double is seen as so difficult but the Tour-Vuelta double is not, I'm not sure.

  • The plot thickens, but you can be sure that RCS will design a Giro course to suit him, if there is a sniff at him starting it. Although an Italian (Aru, Nibali) winning the 100th Giro would be their ideal, but a big name like Froome riding is also a huge draw for them, and one over ASO. Will have to wait and see!

  • Looks like a sprinter will keep the Maglia Rosa for the for the first three stages: http://www.giroditalia.it/eng/big-start-­2017/

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