Bradley Wiggins calls Dave Brailsford's Tour de France team selection into question

during stage sixteen of the 2012 Tour de France from Pau to Bagneres-de-Luchon on July 18, 2012 in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France.
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Bradley Wiggins believes that Ineos Grenadiers have missed the presence of both Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas at this year’s Tour de France. The 2012 race winner was speaking after Egan Bernal conceded over seven minutes on the Grand Colombier on stage 15, on a day that saw the Colombian’s title defense evaporate. 

Wiggins was stinging in his criticism of Dave Brailsford’s Tour de France selection, insisting that even an off-form Thomas could have been in contention for the top-ten this year. Wiggins is not the first ex-member of Team Sky to question the team after Sean Yates raised doubts over their tactics ahead of stage 14.  

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.