“At the moment we have a clear plan. Tom will go for the general classification at the Giro and he will also go for the Tour, while Wilco (Kelderman) will go to the Tour and the Vuelta,” Visbeek said.
Chris Froome already confirmed he was going for a Giro-Tour double after last year’s victories at Le Tour and La Vuelta, but Dumoulin’s plans were unknown. The Dutchman did, however, admit to weighing up the possibility in January.
About to head to Ruta del Sol.
I want to thank everyone for their support & patience over this difficult period. I am doing my utmost to ensure that things are resolved as speedily as possible.
Can’t wait to get this season started!! 🚴🏻♂️💨💨💨 #64RdS pic.twitter.com/tcyNKUTOIj
— Chris Froome (@chrisfroome) February 13, 2018
Is the clash of the titans really going to happen? Last time Dumoulin did both the Tour and the Giro was in 2016, and he failed to finish either race. Plus there is the ongoing investigation concerning Froome’s Salbutamol usage. However, if both riders finish both races, we have a very exciting season ahead of us.
Who do you think would win in such a scenario? Let us know in the comments!