Wiggins on Contador's Tour rivals list, says Martinelli

Bradley Wiggins, Giro d'Italia 2010, stage 16 TT

Spaniard Alberto Contador is on track to take a third Tour de France win next month, adding to his wins in 2007 and last year. He needs to be cautious, explained his sports director, Giuseppe Martinelli, because rivals like Bradley Wiggins are waiting to attack.

"The Wiggins we saw at the Giro d'Italia won't be the same rider we see at the Tour de France. He will arrive at the Tour de France at 100 per cent, plus he has a super team at his disposal," Italian Martinelli told Cycling Weekly, "Even if the level is high at the Tour, I see him amongst the strongest."

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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.