Giro d'Italia - Chris Froome: I can't quite believe I won the race
May 28 2018 02:02 am CET

Giro d'Italia - Chris Froome: I can't quite believe I won the race
Giro d'Italia - Chris Froome: I can't quite believe I won the race
Photo of Chris Froome by Team Sky

Chris Froome (Team Sky) has taken the overall victory of the Giro d'Italia, entering the select group of riders that have won the three grand tours.

The rider had a low profile during the first two weeks, but the second Individual Time Trial and a surprise attack on the 19th stage of the race gave him the final victory. "I’m lost for words, it’s such an emotional feeling to be here in the pink jersey after a rollercoaster race for me," he commented.

"Just taking a step back and putting everything into perspective, just thinking about winning three Grand Tours consecutively - the Tour, the Vuelta and the Giro, it’s just an amazing feeling."

The Briton decided to ride the Italian grand tour for the third time, targeting the overall victory and acknowledging its difficulties, but doesn't quite realize yet what he has achieved. "I don't think it's quite sunk in yet. I'm sure it will over the next few days once I've had time to reflect. Obviously, for any cyclist, this is the dream - to have all three leaders jerseys in the space of 10 months. It's an incredible feeling.

"I've always been a little bit afraid of coming here and really targeting (the Giro) just because of the demands of the race. It's so different to any other race that exists. To be here in this position now and to have won the race - I can't quite believe it myself."




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