preview of next year's Tour de France. Today comes the news that the British based Team-Sky have netted one of the two goals they were most keen to when the outfit was announced.
King Mark Cavendish may be remaining loyal to his team, indeed lead
out train, at Columbia-HTC, but the other British star of last years
tour Bradley Wiggins seems set to be the team leader as the team prepares for France in July, he's announced he is leaving Garmin-Slipstream to join the British outfit next year.
three time Olympic Gold Medalist and multiple world champion on the
track, finished fourth in last year's race. If it hadn't been for the
return of seven time winner Lance Armstrong to last summers race, he
may well have been on the podium on the day that Cav led the race over
the line in the sprint on the Champs d'Elysses. Wiggo will be joining
Geraint Thomas, Ian Stannard, Russell Downing, Peter Kennaugh, Chris
Froome, Steve Cummings and others in flying the flag for British
cycling on the roads from now on with Team Sky.
has also said that in last year's Tour de France it was like entering
the Champions League with Wigan instead of Man United. He is teaming up
again with Dave Brailsford the man who has been behind the success of
the GB cycling team on the track including Wiggins earlier career.
Having dominated the track Brailsford now thinks GB riders can dominate
on the roads. With Wiggins on the team there is a real chance of a Brit
finally making the podium in Paris, we already have in Mark Cavendish
the man most likely to take the Green sprinter's jersey, but he needs
his team to be geared to that goal.