Froome: Giro d'Italia route is 'perfect' for Geraint Thomas

Froome: Giro d'Italia route is 'perfect' for Geraint Thomas

Joe Robinson 1 Feb 2019 Speculation surrounding Thomas' Giro participation continue as Froome backs Bernal in Italy Chris Froome has labelled the 2019 Giro d'Italia course as 'perfect' for Tour de France champion and Team Sky teammate Geraint Thomas . Froome has also tipped young teammate Egan Bernal as a potential Giro winner this year at the first time of asking. Froome is the current defending champion of the Italian Grand Tour but will skip his title defence in order to focus on the Tour de France in the summer, aiming for a record-equalling fifth yellow jersey. Thomas has also marked his intentions to return to the Tour in 2019 but speculation has surrounded whether this will be with General Classification hopes. Instead, rumours have circulated that the Welshman may instead target the Giro in May and then race the Tour as a domestique for Froome. Even the Team Sky ...

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