The sport of cycling is all set to host the two major events. First comes the famous Giro and a few days later the world renowned Tour de France. There are a very few number of cyclist who have achieved winning both the grand tours in a single year.
This history was last achieved by Marco Pantani in the year 1998. As the current season reaches the start of Giro there is a high amount of speculations regarding Wiggins from team sky. He reportedly is believed to be ready to get his names written in the history books. There is a much of the hype created by every experts of the game. They believe that Wiggins is the man to win the double in the same season for sure. If this happens then he will be only the eight riders in the world ever to achieve this in a single year.
The double of Giro and tour de France has been achieved 12 times by 7 different riders. This was first done by Fausto Coppi in the year 1949. Wiggins himself stated that winning a single grand tour is very difficult and winning two in the same season will be a tough job to perform. He also added saying that he is taking single race at a time. At present his main aim is to win the Giro and then he will be thinking about the famous tour de France. This will surely be one of the highlight of the season. It will be one of the things to watch in the season. As speculation regarding winning both the tours at the same year rises every year but the rider falls flat down. Now it will be fun to see whether Wiggins from team Sky will be able to achieve this historical mark in his carrier or not.