Bradley Wiggins, Giro del Trentino 2013, stage 1a

Sky's Giro d'Italia team will force an earlier than normal Tour de France selection. Team Principal David Brailsford should name the nine-man Giro team in the next week while already having in mind the Tour team.

Brailsford is considering possible scenarios and making sure helpers are available for both Bradley Wiggins in the Giro and Chris Froome in the Tour.

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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.