Team Sky star Chris Froome insists he is looking forward to competing in the Vuelta a Espana just weeks after winning the Tour de France and competing at the Olympic Games.
The Kenyan-born star, 3.80 to win the Vuelta, won his third Tour title last month after another strong display from Team Sky.
He then enjoyed a short break before competing in Rio last week, where he won the Olympic bronze medal in the time trial.
Froome has no time to rest though as he now fine tunes his preparations for the Vuelta a Espana which starts with a team time trial in Ourense on Saturday August 20, before concluding with a sprinter-friendly finish in Madrid on Sunday September 11.
The 31-year-old will be joined in the team by Ian Boswell, Michal Golas, Pete Kennaugh, Christian Knees, Leopold Konig, Michal Kwiatkowski, Mikel Landa and Salvatore Puccio.
Speaking ahead of the event, Froome admits he is ready to go for glory once again this summer.
He told Sky Sports: “It’s already been a great summer for both myself and the team, but the Vuelta is another big challenge for us. “The tough course and stiff competition is bound to make for some aggressive racing.
We’re going there with a strong group of guys, who have a lot of experience with this race.
“The Vuelta is a race I really enjoy and where I guess you could say I have unfinished business, so I’m looking forward to getting started.”