Bradley Wiggins backs Brailsford after Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas miss Tour de France selection

Bradley Wiggins during stage sixteen of the 2012 Tour de France
Bradley Wiggins during stage sixteen of the 2012 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins has backed his former team boss Dave Brailsford after the Team Ineos manager left both Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas off Ineos’ Tour team.

The British team will base their 2020 challenge around the defending champion Egan Bernal after controversially deciding to leave Froome and Thomas at home after both riders were off the pace at the recent Critérium du Dauphiné. Thomas will now target the Giro d’Italia, while Froome will race the Vuelta a España.

Thomas won the 2018 Tour de France and finished second a year later, while Froome has won four Tours and was gunning for a record-equaling fifth title after returning from a horrific crash in 2019.

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