Team Sky rider Chris Froome will race in the 2018 Giro d'Italia as he attempts to complete triple crown in a row. Eddy Merckx and Bernard Hinault are the only riders to have held all three at the same time.
The British won his fourth Tour de France title in July and his first Vuelta a Espana in September.
He has not raced in the Giro since 2010, but will return for the 101st edition, which starts in Jerusalem in May.
The 32 year old said the prospect of holding all three Grand Tour titles was a "whole new motivation".
The two-time Olympic bronze medallist Froome said, "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."
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