• Froome becomes first Briton to win the century-old race
• First cyclist in 35 years to hold three grand tours at same time
Finally, 109 years after the Gazzetta dello Sport decided to hold a bike race across Italy to boost sales of its struggling newspaper, Britain has its first Giro d’Italia winner. Chris Froome had already enjoyed five grand tour victories, including four at the Tour de France and another at the Vuelta a España last September, yet this victory – after what he called the “battle of my career” – was perhaps the sweetest of all.
In winning the coveted Maglia Rosa, Froome also became the first cyclist in 35 years to hold all three grand tours – the Tour de France, Vuelta a España and the Giro – at the same time, joining Bernard Hinault and Eddy Merckx in an exclusive club of three.
Written by Sean Ingle
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