31 May 2013

Wiggo not able to defend Tour de France

Well after all the talk of whether it would be Chris Froome or Bradley Wiggins taking the lead for Team Sky the news today is that the defending champion will not even be taking the start line.

It is not just that chest infection that took him out of the Giro d'Italia earlier this month but also a long standing knee injury that has also prevented him training since that sad day in the wet where he lost time on a stage that Mark Cavendish was able to win.

Of course he is not the first defending champion who has failed to defend his title, but it is a rarity that the man who will instead start with number 1 on his back will be the second placed rider the year before and on the same team.

Hopefully Bradley will be back on the roads of Yorkshire when the 2014 Tour starts.

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