Chris Froome: Tour de France will be different without Bradley Wiggins

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

Chris Froome expects a much different Tour de France in the coming month, both on and off the bike, without Bradley Wiggins. Sky's captain explained yesterday during a press conference in Nice, France, that his life is simpler and his leadership unquestioned.

"We've lost a huge engine in the team. If you look at what [Wiggins] could've brought to the team time trial, he could've been a big asset there and also it would've been really helpful for me if he would've been there in the mountains in a support role," Froome said.

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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.