Bradley Wiggins has confirmed that he positive about his participation in the Tour de France next year. He also assured that he has no qualms in riding in support of his teammate and this Tour France winner Chris Froome.
Wiggins was all praise for Sky mate Froome and even admitted that Froome has rightly earned the coveted right to lead Team Sky followed by his impressive victory in 2013 Tour de France. “I fully accept it that he has earned his right to be the leader now. It’s never a rivalry- both of us went for the same goal (2013 Tour France) but it’s he who did it”, stated the 2012 Tour de France winner while speaking about Froome and his probable leadership status in Team Sky. Wiggins had been suffering from serious illness since May. It was his chest injury that had him pull out from Giro and then a knee injury which barred him from defending his 2012 title in Tour de France this July.
Added to Froome, Wiggins was also full of praise for his entire team (Team Sky). “I feel my entire team showcased an amazing performance without me. They proved again how strong and dominant they are as team”, emphasized the ace Team Sky cyclist. “It was especially incredible the way Chris performed at the Tour. To win 3 stages & dominate the very way Froome did, proved that the pre-race frenzy was all right”.
Wiggins’ injuries followed by his prolonged absence from distinguished cycling events led to rumors that he might not be participating in the next Tour de France championships ever. However, the 33 year old ace British rider says he is fit enough to perform in Tour de France 2014. Wiggins is also hopeful about a stellar performance in the upcoming Tour of Britain and especially Florence World Championships where he is aiming right for the winner’s rainbow jersey.