Brailsford won’t let teams bully Ineos at the Tour de France, says Bradley Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins at the 2012 Tour de Franec (Image credit: Getty Images)

Former Team Sky rider and 2012 Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins saw encouraging signs for his former squad on stage 6 after Ineos Grenadiers controlled the pace of the peloton on the final two climbs of the race.

The defending champions had looked vulnerable at times during this year’s race and came into the Tour on the back foot after a number of recent dominant performances from Jumbo Visma and their leader Primož Roglič. Last year’s Tour winner Egan Bernal has complained of a back problem that saw him abandon the Critérium du Dauphiné, and the Colombian lost precious time bonuses on stage 4 when Roglic won, but the 23-year-old still sits fifth overall, 13 seconds off the race lead, and 10 seconds adrift of Roglic.

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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.