Wiggins ready to help Froome

2012 Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins (16/1 2014 Tour de France outright) says he will be happy to work alongside Chris Froome if his Team Sky colleague attempts to defend his title.

Wiggins won last year’s Grande Boucle but was prevented from trying to retain his prize when he was forced out of the Giro d’Italia with illness and injury meaning he could only look on as Froome dominated the race.

The Kenyan-born rider’s performance had led to speculation that Wiggo may never participate in the Tour again as he is no longer the guaranteed leader, especially with his team-mate now appearing far superior in the mountains.

Froome (8/11 favourite 2014 Tour de France outright) was the Brit’s right hand man in 2012 and the pair would certainly make a strong pairing again, although this time around it would be roles reversed with the 32-year-old supporting his younger allay.

Wiggins says he would be happy to help though and believes the pair can form a formidable partnership which could see either of them take the yellow jersey.

“He’s earned that right now, to lead the team, and I accept that. It’s not really a rivalry,” he said on Sunday. “We both went for that goal (this year’s Tour de France) and he did the job.

“I don’t see why we can’t work together and I’m sure we’ll be back at the Tour next year, if I’m selected. I’d like to be there but it’s not my decision.”

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