Chris Froome: I had nothing to do with Wiggins not riding Tour de France

"I do not have a role in selection," Chris Froome says in pre-Tour de France press conference

Chris Froome, Criterium du Dauphine 2014

(Image credit: Gregor Brown)

Chris Froome said that he had nothing to do with Bradley Wiggins' exclusion from Sky's nine-man team for the Tour de France. The race starts Saturday in Leeds, but for the second year in a row the 2012 winner will not be racing.

"I just want to make it absolutely clear I do not have a role in selection," Froome said at the team's hotel in Harrogate yesterday.

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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.