London — Chris Froome was hailed in the British media on Monday for completing a Tour de France-Vuelta a Espana double but coverage of his feat was relatively low-key. In an historic feat, the 32-year-old joins Frenchmen Jacques Anquetil (1963) and Bernard Hinault (1978) as the only riders to have won the Tour and Vuelta in the same year. But Froome is the first man to win both races since the Vuelta was moved to after the Tour in the racing calendar in 1995. The Times called it a "monumental achievement" and The Daily Mirror said he had pulled off "one of the most outstanding feats in British sporting history". In the eyes of The Daily Telegraph, the four-time Tour de France champion now deserves to be considered "one of the greats, not simply of cycling but of British sport". The Guardian emphasised the role played by Team Sky and said Froome’s dominance of stage races had "not been seen since Miguel Induráin’s purple patch between 1991 and 1995". But The Guardian was the only pap...

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