For Chris Froome attention now turns to the Vuelta, which comes quickly on the heels of the Tour de France.
The race starts on August 19 and presents plenty of unfinished business for the Brit, who has finished as runner up no less than three times.
“The Vuelta is a race I love racing. It’s a vicious race but it’s three weeks that I enjoy. I’ve come second three times now and I’d love to win the Vuelta.
”To win the Tour and the Vuelta in one year would be absolutely incredible. I’ve got that opportunity now and I’m certainly going to go for it.”
Asked whether Froome is capable of winning the Vuelta, Team Sky Team Principal Sir Dave Brailsford said: “There’s no reason why not. We’ve got four weeks to the start of the Vuelta. We’ve got a couple of races in between but we’ll dust ourselves down a little bit and go and do it all over again!”