Brailsford defends his Tour de France selection after further Wiggins criticism

Brailsford Bernal Ineos Tour de France 2020 rest day
Ineos Grenadiers boss Brailsford with Egan Bernal on the Tour's second rest day (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Dave Brailsford has once more defended his Tour de France selection after Bradley Wiggins criticized his former boss for leaving both Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas at home.

In an interview conducted by Sporza at the start of stage 17 of the race, Brailsford said that his decisions were based on facts and data and that he would make the same Tour selection again if given the chance.

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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.