Bradley Wiggins backs Chris Froome's Tour de France and Olympic bid

Sir Bradley Wiggins says that Chris Froome could follow in his footsteps and win the Tour de France and Olympic gold

Bradley Wiggins before the 2016 Dubai Tour

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Bradley Wiggins blesses Chris Froome's bid to conquer the cycling world this summer in the Tour de France and the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games – given he is in condition, of course.

Sky's Froome aims to take his third Tour title this July 2 to 24 and following that, travel to Brazil to win the road race and time trial gold two weeks later for Great Britain. Minus the road race gold medal in London, Wiggins did the same in 2012.

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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.