Chris Froome adds Giro d'Italia to Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana wins

Chris Froome took the Giro d'Italia after the final stage in Rome. Luk Benies/AFP/Getty Images

Chris Froome became Great Britain's first Giro d'Italia champion on Sunday as he completed the set of Grand Tour victories with his third successive triumph after victories in last year's Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana.

Having safely negotiated the 115-kilometre, largely ceremonial final stage in Rome, the 33-year-old Team Sky rider finished 46 seconds clear of second-placed 2017 Giro champion Tom Dumoulin in the general classification.

Froome's sixth Grand Tour title, following last year's fourth Tour de France win and maiden La Vuelta victory, sees him become the seventh man to have won all three races and just the third to hold the three titles simultaneously - Eddy Merckx in 1973 and Bernard Hinault nine years later are the others to have done so.