Shane Sutton urges Wiggins to back Froome

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Sky's Bradley Wiggins must support team-mate Chris Froome in his Tour de France bid, says coach, Shane Sutton.

"Froome has won continually this year. I think just about every race he has ridden he has won," Sutton told the Daily Mail over the weekend. "Brad hasn't had a win since last August so I think the team will very much be getting behind Chris, as Chris did with Brad last year."

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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.