Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins spoke with a French reporter, regarding the preparation for the Tour de France’s 100th edition. Froome said that he did not concentrate much on the Tour. He was followed up by a laughing Wiggins saying that it’s going to spoil all parties of the year.
Knowing about the dynamics between these two cyclists, Froome admits that he has to play the second fiddle along with Wiggins. It seems that Chris Froome knows about it. The French reporter continued to ask more questions. He asked to Wiggins about the cycling training during the winter, Wiggins said that he was the one who did all the hard work in a lighter sense.
According to their plan, it was Froome who will concentrate on winning the Tour de France, and Wiggins will concentrate on lifting the Giro D’Italia championship during the month of May. Wiggins said that he will rejoice on Froome wining the Tour de France.
Both Wiggins and Froome differ in their personalities. Froome seems to be a man on his own. Froome is around 27 years while Wiggins is at 32. During morning training session, both of them have their own way of training, Wiggins will never mind the harsh weather and go for a 3 hour outdoor training. But Froome will prefer to have a cycling on the machine at that time.
Recently Team Sky members are pushing Wiggins to take part in Tour de France, which is going to happen before Giro D’Italia championship. But Wiggins has decided to leave out Tour championship to Froome. Wiggins insisted to win all the cycling championship and not only to win the Tour de France. He has left the cycling’s greatest race to his teammate. This is the best time for Froome to win this year’s Tour de France.
Professional road racing cyclist, Chris Froome, nicknamed Froome Dog, came second last year in the Tour de France. This year, things look promising for him as he said that he will be happy to lead the UCI ProTeam Team Sky.
The Tour de France is all set to kickoff this year on 29th of June to July 21st and the cyclists will be covering a distance of 3,479 kilometers, to be covered with a total of 21 stages.
The year 2012 did not start off so well for Chris Froome. In the early months of 2012, he was taken ill again because his Schistosomiasis had returned. He also had an accident which had been a hindrance for a while but he bounced back into action and was a part of Brad Wiggin’s UCI ProTeam Team Sky in the Tour de France of 2012. He was Wiggin’s right hand man throughout and he was the runner up while Wiggin’s was the winner that time. In 2012, Froome also won an Olympic bronze medal. But his glory was kind of shadowed as Brad Wiggin had won the gold medal at the Olympics that year and Chris didn’t get much recognition and fame. 2012 was a shining year for Chris Froome, in spite of his on and off fight with Schistosomiasis.
However, now with the teams forming up for the Tour de France 2013, Dave Brailsford, the principal of the UCI ProTeam Team Sky is now facing a problem because Chris Froome said that he wants to lead the Team Sky in the Tour de France this time and Brad Wiggin has requested the same desire.
The decision has not been made yet about who will be leading the team but the Kenyan-born Briton, Chris Froome will definitely be a part of the team. As of now, both Brad Wiggin and Chris Froome are being considered for the spot and both of them are in the team, as of now.
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Chris Froome may have his desired wish fulfilled next year. Dave Brailsford of Team Sky has announced that in all probability Froome will be leading Team Sky at the 2013 Tour de France. Froome was reportedly a bit upset after having had to play a second fiddle to Brad Wiggins at the 2012 France. This year, it seems, he will have his chance while Wiggins is likely to concentrate at the Giro d’Italia.
Brailsford commented on the team’s approach towards the next season by saying that they have just started their training and they have lot to think about it. Then he added on the possibility of Chris Froome to be the leader at 2013 Tour. He emphasized that the plan has not yet been sanctioned but it is very likely to be the scenario. He thinks that it would be a good option for Wiggins as well as he can add one more feather to his crown if he manages to win the Giro.
On the other hand, the team condition is not good for the Team Sky as there will be a number of new support staffs in the team. Steven de Jong and Bobby Julich, the last year coaches, have left the team after confessing the doping charges. The Head Director Sportiff of the team, Sean Yates, retired and three other members left as they will be joining Rugby. But Brailsford is not bothered as he tells that it is likely to happen anytime. He is looking at its brighter side on the contrary. He tells that new men always come up with new ideas and it can lead to betterment.
While Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome will have a go at the Giro and Tour respectively, it is likely that Team Sky will come up with a good show nwxt year.