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Two time Tour De France winner Chris Froome will lead Team Sky in the final Grand Tour event of the year, the Vuelta a Espana, despite just weeks ago securing his second Tour De France win.

Froome was not expected to ride the final event of the Grand Tour after his triumph in France but has, after a number of weeks rest, declared himself ready to go for an unlikely victory in Spain.

Froome will lead a nine man team that includes Tour De France teammates Nicolas Roche and Geraint Thomas, who was tipped to lead the side before the Kenyan born Froome chose to compete. Team Sky’s leader is aiming to become just the 10th rider in cycling’s history to win two Grand Tour events in a season.

The Vuelta a Espana is a three week race, the third in the Grand Tour events along with the Tour DeFrance and the Giro D’Italia with Nairo Quintana and the 2014 Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali also confirmed to race. Last year former Tour De France winner Alberto Contador pipped Froome into second place.

Team Sky team: Chris Froome (GB), Sergio Henao (Col), Mikel Nieve (Spain), Vasil Kiryienka (Bel), Christian Knees (Ger), Ian Boswell (US), Salvatore Puccio (Ita), Nicolas Roche (Ire), Geraint Thomas (GB).


Alberto Contador Chris Froome Geraint Thomas Nicolas Roche Team Sky Vincenzo Nibali Vuelta a Espana

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