Froome gets Tour nod over Wiggins

Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford says Chris Froome is set to lead the British outfit’s Tour de France challenge and not reigning champion Bradley Wiggins.

Froome helped

Wiggins win the 2012 Tour

but it seems the pair will switch roles for next year’s race.

Brailsford said the plan had not been ‘completely been signed off’.

But he added: “The Tour of Italy would be a very good target for Bradley and leave Froomy then to focus on the Tour de France.”

Brailsford, 48, is British cycling’s performance director and was speaking at UK Sport’s world class performance conference in Leeds.

He masterminded Great Britain winning eight gold medals at London 2012.

Some of Brailsford’s colleagues have since moved to other sports but he believes their replacements can move the organisation forward.

“It’s inevitable, but it means you get fresh people and new ideas,” added Brailsford.

“Matt Parker and our two performance analysts went off to rugby, but Matt had been there 10 years and if you carry on with the same group at some point in time you are going to get myopic.

“So I think bringing in people with new ideas that we listen to is healthy.”

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/20516939

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