Bradley Wiggins and his Giro Tour double

Bradley Wiggins, Trofeo Alcudia 2013

Sir Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) will face a tough Giro d'Italia Tour de France ride if he goes for a grand tour double, according to Saxo-Tinkoff General Manager Bjarne Riis. The Dane attempted a similar program with his leader Alberto Contador in 2011.

"You never know, he should give it a shot. I don't think he has anything to lose," Riis explained last month. "If he thinks he can do it, then he should try. He also knows that it's not going to be easy for him to win if he comes to the Tour this year."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.