Bradley Wiggins: Ineos just don't have the Tour de France firepower they used to

during stage sixteen of the 2012 Tour de France from Pau to Bagneres-de-Luchon on July 18, 2012 in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France.
Bradley Wiggins at the 2012 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Despite Richard Carapaz sitting fifth overall and with hopes of a podium place in Paris, former winner Bradley Wiggins doesn’t believe that Ineos Grenadiers have the strength and power they used to in the Tour de France.

The British team came into the Tour de France with four potential leaders. 2018 winner Geraint Thomas and 2019 Giro d’Italia champion Carapaz were given top billing, while Richie Porte and Tao Geoghegan Hart were also considered for protected roles. 

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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.