‘If anyone can do it, it will be him’ - Chris Froome on Pogačar doing the Giro-Tour double

Chris Froome and Tadej Pogačar in 2021
Chris Froome and Tadej Pogačar in 2021 (Image credit: Getty Images)

After being the closest since Marco Pantani in 1998 to completing the elusive Giro-Tour double six years ago, four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome believes Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) has a “strong shot” at achieving the feat and that “If anyone can do it, it will be him”.

Froome’s near miss came after winning the Giro d’Italia in 2018 with one of the most stunning comebacks cycling has ever seen, overhauling a 4:52 deficit in the third week mainly thanks to an 80km solo win on stage 19.

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James Moultrie
News Writer

James Moultrie is a gold-standard NCTJ journalist who joined Cyclingnews as a News Writer in 2023 after originally contributing as a freelancer for eight months, during which time he also wrote for Eurosport, Rouleur and Cycling Weekly. Prior to joining the team he reported on races such as Paris-Roubaix and the Giro d’Italia Donne for Eurosport and has interviewed some of the sport’s top riders in Chloé Dygert, Lizzie Deignan and Wout van Aert. Outside of cycling, he spends the majority of his time watching other sports – rugby, football, cricket, and American Football to name a few.