Froome claims Tour leadership after Wiggins announces Giro Tour aim

Chris Froome, Tour de Romandie 2013

Chris Froome has released a statement in the wake of Sir Bradley Wiggins's announcement that he wants to bid for a Giro-Tour double this year.

Wiggins made his intentions clear at a press conference in Wigan today before he travels to Italy and the start of the Giro d'Italia this weekend. Now his bid for a Tour de France defence post-Giro has thrown the topic of Tour leadership into doubt at Team Sky.

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.