Marseille - Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome
has confirmed his participation in this year's Vuelta a Espana, Team Sky said
Froome, who won the Tour title on Sunday in Paris, has
previously finished second in the Vuelta on three occasions.
"I've got the opportunity and I'm certainly going to go
for it," Froome said in a statement on Team Sky's website.
"The Vuelta is a race I love - it's vicious but it's
three weeks that I enjoy. I've come second three times now and I'd love to win.
"To win both the Tour and the Vuelta in one year would
be absolutely incredible."
No rider has won the Tour and Vuelta in the same year since
the latter was moved to August and September from April in 1995.
The 2017 Vuelta begins on 19 August in France's Nimes and
finishes on 10 September in Madrid.