Chris Froome will bid to achieve "something special" and claim a third straight Grand Tour title by riding in the 2018 Giro d'Italia, it was confirmed on Wednesday.
The 32-year-old Team Sky leader won a fourth Tour de France title in July before adding the Vuelta a Espana.
Now Froome is seeking to be the winner of all three Grand Tours at the same time when the 101st Giro d'Italia event starts from Israel in May.
He said in a statement on teamsky.com: "It's really exciting to be able to take on a new challenge, to do something that perhaps people wouldn't expect and to mix it up. It's a whole new motivation for me to see if I can pull off something special next year."