The spectre of a internal battle between Wiggins and Froome has hung over Team Sky ever since Froome’s emergence as a genuine Grand Tour contender at the 2011 Vuelta a España, and is surely now doing so even more. Had Wiggins won the Giro d’Italia then he would surely have wanted to go for what would likely be a once in a career opportunity to take a rare double.
Now that he has been forced to withdraw he will surely be even more focused on his Tour defence to make up for his disappointment in Italy and to prove that his 2012 success was not a lucky one.
Let the games begin!
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