Wiggins misses the Tour de France: what now for Sir Brad?

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Wiggins misses the Tour de France: what now for Sir Brad?

Team Sky man says he will not be competing ‘as things stand’

Of course, the wording of Wiggins’ comments this morning should not be taken lightly – he will not ride the Tour ‘as it stands’.

If Wiggins stays motivated and smashes the Tour de Suisse – as he is more than capable of doing if his form in California was anything to go by – it will provide a major headache for Sir Dave Brailsford.

Could Wiggins still ride his way into contention with Tour de Suisse victory? pic: ©Roz Jones

Victory in the last WorldTour race before the Tour departs would make it very difficult to leave Wiggins out – at the very least it would put the cat among the pigeons.

Wiggins has been roundly supported by a lot of fans since this morning’s announcement, and he owes it to them now to repay that support with another stunning performance.

With a supporting cast including Dario Cataldo, Philip Deignan and Peter Kennaugh, Wiggins is certainly well-equipped to deny world champion Rui Costa a third straight Tour de Suisse title anyway.

And if he does, it could well make it near-impossible for Team Sky not to select him to be on the start line in Leeds.


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