Bradley Wiggins has reportedly expressed his desire to compete in 2014 Tour France with his old squad Team Sky. The 33-year-old cycling hero has declared to take up any role offered to him by Sky to take part in Tour France.
The 2012 Tour France was the first Brit ever to claim the coveted champion jersey at the most prestigious cycling event of the world. He followed up the heroic feat with a time trial gold medal at London Olympics.
However, last year was frustrating for Wiggins given his serious chest infection that compelled him to withdraw his name from Giro. Besides, it was his bad knee injury that barred him from defending his Tour France title last year that went to the rider’s Sky mate Chris Froome.
Froome’s win at the Tour de France last year led to a bad dispute over the role of leadership in Sky and even resulted in a tension between the two riders who were the best of mates once.
However, Wiggins has lately confirmed that he is ready to ride along Froome, in Tour France, regardless of the role offered to him. The 2014 Tour de France is scheduled to commence from Yorkshire this July
“I wish to get back at Tour France, to get back to my squad, irrespective of the capacity conferred on to me by Sky. I want to ride along the defending champ Chris”, stated Wiggins. “2 Brit winners at the championship starting in UK seems to bring quite an amazing experience for all of us.”
Wiggins is also enthusiastic to take part in California Tour that will start before Tour France, in May.
“I am looking forward to perform really well this season”, added in the former Tour de France champion.