Bradley Wiggins backs Geraint Thomas for Tour de France victory - and Flanders and Roubaix

The 2012 Tour winner also says Geraint Thomas is his favourite for the 2020 edition, and that the Welshman could also take home the Tour of Flanders or Paris-Roubaix this season

Geraint Thomas (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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Bradley Wiggins has backed Geraint Thomas to win a second Tour de France, claiming the 2018 victor is the clear frontrunner within Team Ineos.

Britain's first ever winner of the yellow jersey reiterated his belief from several months ago that the lockdowns experienced around the world would have benefited Thomas who enjoys training.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.