Tour de France: The greatest cycling spectacle in the world casts its shadow. In the immediate preparation for the race, the last two winners, Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins, go their separate ways. This was announced by Team Sky.
Both will lead the team's line-up at the Tour de France, which begins on July 5 in Leeds. But the ice, which hardened two years ago during the 17th stage of the tour, when Froome den yellow ones Wiggins attacked doesn't seem to have melted to this day. At least that's what the look at her other races suggests.
Froome will therefore try to repeat his victory at the Critérium du Dauphiné last year. He will be joined by Richie Porte, Vasil Kiryienka, David Lopez, Mikel Nieve, Danny Pate, Geraint Thomas and Xabier Zandio. It is quite possible that Sky will already send the tour team into the race. Meanwhile, Wiggins will be at the start of the Tour de Suisse, but hopes to start the Tour. When asked about this, Froome replied: "It will depend on who is good for the team spirit and who is not."
Team manager David Brailsford has so far kept a low profile on the matter. “Both races are part of the WorldTour. we have 13 riders shortlisted for the Tour and will make a decision in the coming weeks.”