David Millar claims that cycling has never seen so many riders in the peloton capable of winning Grand Tours, and has tipped Chris Froome for a third Tour de France victory DAVID MILLAR LEADS AN ESCAPE ON STAGE FOURTEEN OF THE 2011 TOUR DE FRANCE The number of riders who are capable of winning Grand Tour general classifications and the subsequent competition is at an all time high, according to David Millar.
Millar, who won nine Grand Tour stages during his 17-year career , says that he has never known a period in cycling’s last few decades when there has been so many riders who harbour realistic aims of winning the sport’s three biggest races: the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a España.
Citing the fact that there was six Grand Tour winners competing in the 2015 Tour de France, as well as the emergence of Tom Dumoulin and Geraint Thomas , Millar believes that 2016 could go into the cycling annals as the year of legendary Grand Tour battles.
“This is the greatest generation of Grand Tour riders that we’ve ever seen,” he told Cycling Weekly .
“We had six Grand Tour winners ( Chris Froome , Vincenzo Nibali, Contador, […]