"It's what people have called for and Chris and has done it, so hats off to him," says Bradley Wiggins

Sir Bradley Wiggins admires Chris Froome‘s decision to release data from his independent testing, but the 2012 Tour de France winner doesn’t expect the release to change much.

Froome’s data will be published on the Esquire website at 00.01 on December 4, with further details appearing in the print edition on Monday.

“It’s what people have called for and Chris has done it, so hats off to him,” Wiggins told BBC Radio 5 live.

“I’m sure it is not something for them to live and die by, or if it will change anything. It is a small step maybe.”


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Froome’s rivals will be paying keen attention to the data released on Friday, although Astana trainer Paolo Slongo does not believe the likes of Vincenzo Nibali will be able to gain much benefit from knowing the numbers.

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The Sky rider underwent independent testing at the GlaxoSmithKline Human Performance Laboratory after the Tour de France after the legitimacy of his performance was questioned.

Wiggins experienced a similar line of questioning from journalists when he dominated the 2012 Tour, with Froome as his helper, and the UCI Hour Record holder says he knows what Froome is going through.

“I think to be under that amount of scrutiny for three weeks and do what he did was admirable. It shows his physical and mental strength to be able to deal with that,” said Wiggins.

“Being spat at – sport is hard enough as it is without facing what he had to face.”

  • ummm…

    for what? they are releasing it at midnight like its a New Years event. I’m just helping with the buzz

  • Harri

    shhhh ummm…

  • Carl Hawkins

    it has no consequence. as long as we’re entertained, who cares. I just wish people would stop commenting and just enjoy the cycling. Trust them.

  • ummm…

    What a joke. midnight release? is that so all the bloggers can come up with clickbait for the morning. It is pro sport people. Nothing will EVER make me believe that these guys aren’t doping, all of em at some point in their career – in every sport. Froome doth protest too much.