Wiggins: No pressure, only excitement ahead of the Tour

Bradley Wiggins, Criterium du Dauphine 2012, stage six

Bradley Wiggins today shrugged off the burden of being the Tour de France favourite, saying that he cannot wait to get going in the world's biggest race.

Speaking from Mallorca, where he is carrying out his final preparations before the Tour starts a week on Saturday, the Sky rider spoke about how he is enjoying being the man many are tipping for overall success.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.