Albeit Bradley Wiggins was directed to support Chris Froom in the Tour of Catalonia yet the 2012 Tour France champion has decided to skip the tour for specialized climbing training. Sir Wiggins has declared to skip the Spanish race in discussions with Sky coaches.
The 33-year-old is presently looking forward to Paris-Roubaix that would commence from April 13 followed by California Tour the next month & then Criterium de Dauphine & Tour France in the middle of the year. The specialized climbing training Wiggins is taking to is meant to tune up his form prior to the upcoming esteemed races.
“We have altered our program to assure that I go on progressing forward. I have spoken to my coaches and together we have finalized that I would be able to benefit better from 2 weeks of tough training on climbing prior to getting back for the Paris-Roubaix competition. I am doing all these to confirm a great form for the California Tour, Criterium de Dauphine & Tour France”, stated the former Tour France hero.
“I would probably miss out on it (Tour of catalonia0 this year given congestion in my race schedule. However, it’s a great chance for me now to get myself some strong training & focus on enhancing at every aspect.”
Wiggins was scheduled to perform as the support of 2013 Tour France winner Chris Froome at Tour of Catalonia this year. However, the Sky head coach Tim Kerrison is confident that a structured training block is much needed for Wiggins at the present stage.
“Whilst Catalonia would have offered Wiggins guarantee workload yet by getting him into a good training environ we would be able to have better control on that workload”, said Kerrison. “We will make sure that this training gets to address all his specific needs.”