Vincenzo Nibali: Froome was stronger when riding for Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins, Vincenzo Nibali and Chris Froome, Tour de France 2012, stage 16

Sky's Chris Froome was stronger last year when working for team-mate Bradley Wiggins than at this year's Tour de France, according to team Astana rival, Vincenzo Nibali.

"He went well this year but I think that he went even stronger last year when Wiggins won," Nibali told Cycling Weekly. "He'd pull on the climbs for Wiggins and then attack, as well. That's very different to what he was doing this year, when he only made the final selection."

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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.