MARSEILLE, France — Chris Froome will likely target a Tour de France-Vuelta double.
Speaking to local broadcaster France television, Froome said, "If everything goes without problem, I will ride the Vuelta this year."
After his third victory on the Tour last year, Froome finished runner-up in the Vuelta behind Nairo Quintana.
Froome has finished on the Spanish Grand Tour podium three times. Last year was the first time he competed in the Tour and Vuelta the same year.
The Vuelta starts on Aug. 19.
Froome summed up in a word how he feels about sewing up his fourth Tour de France crown: "Incredible."
The Briton is guaranteed to finish on top of the podium in Paris on Sunday after sailing through the time trial on Saturday. He will carry a 54-second lead to Paris over second-placed Rigoberto Uran of Colombia.
Froome said he wasn't bothered about not winning a stage during this Tour, saying: "You have to do the race over three weeks and that is what we did."
He was thrilled by the support in Marseille, where the start and finish of the time trial were in the Stade Velodrome football stadium, calling the atmosphere "enormous."
He said, "It's incredible, incredible."