Vuelta runner-up Froome open to another double attempt

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Chris Froome is considering making another push for two Grand Tour victories in 2016, after coming up narrowly short of his goal with a second-placed finish at the Vuelta a Espana.

Team Sky rider Froome claimed his third Tour de France crown in July and was seeking to become only the third man to combine that triumph with a Vuelta win in the same year.

The Briton put up a fine display in Spain, but had to settle for second as Movistar's Nairo Quintana secured his second Grand Tour title on Sunday.

Froome was nevertheless able to reflect on the best season of his career to date, having also claimed a bronze medal in the men's time trial at the Rio Olympics.

"This is a gruelling race and I have enjoyed it," Froome was quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

"I'm thrilled with how the season has gone - it's been my most successful to date.

"It has shown me that it is possible to win two Grand Tours in a year and maybe that is something I will look to do next year."