Bradley Wiggins backs Chris Froome for Olympic gold in Rio

Sir Bradley Wiggins says it will be harder for Chris Froome to win Olympic gold than it was for him four years ago but is still backing the Team Sky man to do so

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Sir Bradley Wiggins admits it will be harder for Chris Froome to carry his form from the Tour de France to the Olympics in Rio than it was for him when he won gold in London four years ago.

But while the Rio road race and time trial are a week further apart from the Tour than they were in 2012, Wiggins says that his former Team Sky team-mate has what it takes to retain gold for Great Britain.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.