Wiggins and Sky: A different route to the Tour

Team Sky's preparation for this year's Tour de France has been different to their debut season in almost every way. Bradley Wiggins explains some of the changes and why he is going into this year's Tour on the back of his greatest ever stage race result.

Last month, our writer Lionel Birnie spent the Critérium du Dauphiné with Team Sky. Read his full behind-the-scenes account of Sky's most successful week so far in the August issue of Cycle Sport, which is out in the UK on Thursday, July 7.

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Edward Pickering is a writer and journalist, editor of Pro Cycling and previous deputy editor of Cycle Sport. As well as contributing to Cycling Weekly, he has also written for the likes of the New York Times. His book, The Race Against Time, saw him shortlisted for Best New Writer at the British Sports Book Awards. A self-confessed 'fair weather cyclist', Pickering also enjoys running.