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.
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.