Froome: Keeping Wiggins in yellow still the priority at Tour de France

After winning the first uphill stage in this year’s Tour de France, Chris Froome reaffirmed Sky’s plan to back Bradley Wiggins in the race for the yellow jersey. Froome set the pace for Wiggins on La Planche des Belles Filles, shedding a number of Wiggins’s rivals before unleashing an unmatched sprint to take his first ever stage win in cycling's most iconic race. Wiggins, who finished third on the stage, just two seconds down, did enough to take the race lead from Fabian Cancellara.

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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.