Froome targets rare double


“Looking forward to taking on the @lavuelta ... Tough but always exciting for the viewers #bringiton,” the Team Sky rider said on his Twitter account on Monday.

Froome, who also won the Tour de France in 2013, will attempt a rare double when the Vuelta begins on Aug. 22 in Puerto Banus.

The 30-year-old Briton was runner-up in last year's Vuelta, missing out to Spaniard Alberto Contador who will miss this year's race having won the 2015 Giro d'Italia but struggled on the Tour de France. – Reuters

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