Chris Froome: Sky are backing me for the Tour de France

Chris Froome at finish, Vuelta a Espana 2012, stage 17

Sky's Chris Froome is still aiming to win next year's Tour de France despite Bradley Wiggins' comments that he wants to defend his 2012 title. Wiggins said on Sunday that he wants to try to win the Giro d'Italia-Tour double.

"The team are saying they are going to back me with the Tour this [next] year. That's directly from Dave. He [Brailsford] said: 'You're our man for the Tour. Focus on it," Froome told the Times newspaper today.

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