Team Sky confirm Chris Froome will pursue historic Vuelta a España victory

Team Sky have confirmed Chris Froome as their leader for the Vuelta a España with the Tour de France champion looking to become the first Brit to win the Spanish race.

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Froome, who won his second Tour de France in Paris in July, confirmed earlier this month that he would take part in the Vuelta but it was not known whether he would be targeting victory or playing a support role.

But Sky have confirmed that Froome will attempt to join Jacques Anquetil (1963) and Bernard Hinault (1978) in winning the Tour de France and the Vuelta in the same year.