Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome ride together in Oman

Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins, Tour de France 2012

Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome start the Tour of Oman today for team Sky. It's the first time this season that the two Grand Tour contenders have ridden together in competition - and the only time the duo are currently scheduled to race together before the Tour de France in July.

Sky has already widely publicised that Wiggins will be aiming for the 2013 Giro d'Italia in May, leaving Froome to be Sky's leader at the 2013 Tour de France. Although Wiggins goes into the Tour as defending champion, the parcours has less time trial mileage and more climbing than last year's edition - and is more suited to Froome.

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