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grand tour

(formerly) an extended tour through the major cities of Europe, esp one undertaken by a rich or aristocratic Englishman to complete his education
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Following his Stage 11 victory, Ewan told the press that it was his most successful Grand Tour. He had previously won a stage of the Vuelta a Espana in 2015 and a stage of the Giro d'Italia while racing for Mitchelton-Scott in 2017, but he hasn't raced a Grand Tour since.
He missed out on the Giro d'Italia in May despite having led for 13 days but has now secured his first Grand Tour.
The 26-year-old Yates, pictured, whose success was all but guaranteed as he headed into yesterday's largely processional final stage into Madrid with a one minute and 46 seconds lead, avoided any late mishaps to land his first Grand Tour title.
The 26-year-old Bury racer, whose success was all but guaranteed as headed into yesterday's largely processional final stage into Madrid with a one minute and 46 seconds lead, avoided any late mishaps to land his first Grand Tour title.
The 26-year-old Bury racer, whose success was all but guaranteed as he headed into the final stage into Madrid with a 1min 46secs lead, avoided any late mishaps to land his first Grand Tour title.
The 26-year-old Bury racer, whose success was all but guaranteed as he headed into yesterday's largely processional final stage into Madrid with a one-minute-and-46-seconds lead, avoided any late mishaps to land his first Grand Tour title.
Never before has one country held all three Grand Tours with three different riders.
Yates, 26, finished second behind France's Thibaut Pinot, and admitted: "The time gap is a comfort, but as I know only too well, everything can change." If he wins the La Vuelta title it would be a fifth consecutive Grand Tour for the Brits.
Simon had long planned to take part in the final Grand Tour of the season following his starring role in the Giro d'Italia in May, but a change to Adam's race program will see him head to Spain as well after he fell short of his targets in the Tour de France.
CHRIS Froome's Team Sky squad for the Giro d'Italia has been named as the Briton seeks a third successive Grand Tour win.
"After winning the Vuelta, the Giro and the Tour, I'll keep focusing on Grand Tours but I'd also like to crown it all with a rainbow jersey one year," said Nibali, who does not believe this September's circuit in Ponferrada, Spain suits him.
Not yet firing at full capacity this season, but hugely experienced as a grand tour winner, supported by a strong Saxo-Tinkoff team, and possessed of the engine to seriously challenge Froome in the both the mountains and the time trials, he is a fierce and driven competitor, who is determined to re-stamp his authority as the peleton's greatest grand tour rider.

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