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Chris Froome & Wiggins set for Tour battle?

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Wiggins & Froome famously don't get on. (©GettyImages)
Wiggins & Froome famously don't get on. (©GettyImages).

Sir Dave Brailsford is planning to bring both Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome to next year's Tour de France. 

If Richie Porte, Rigoberto Uran and Sergio Henao are in the nine-man line up, this could be the best team we have ever seen. 

This week, Team Sky Boss Sir Dave Brailsford made it very clear that he wants the last two winners of the Tour de France to team up next year. 

Even though there is a harsh rivalry between the pair, Brailsford seems confident as he already experienced inharmonious teams. 

Indeed, as long as the whole team have the same goal - winning the Tour - it will not be a problem.

The rivalry between Froome and Wiggins started last year on July 12 during the stage of La Toussuire when Froome attacked Wiggins to show him that he was far stronger in the mountains. 

Since then there has been an ongoing rivalry as Wiggins wanted to win the Giro and then defend his title in the Tour de France, forcing Froome to issue a statement saying that he would be the only leader on this year's Tour.

So who will be Team Sky's leader next year? From what we saw this year, Froome is far ahead of Wiggins. 

Indeed, Froome seemed invincible as he was the best both in time trials and in the mountain. 

Froome is now probably as strong as Wiggins in time trials. On top of that, when Wiggins was at his best, Froome showed him that he was better. Finally, Froome is 28-years-old and Wiggins is 33. 

Everything tells us that Froome will be Team Sky's leader next year but we do not know what happens until then.

Whatever happens, Team Sky will not be short of potential Tour de France winners. 

Behind the two Britons, there is Richie Porte and the Colombia duo Rigoberto Uran and Sergio Henao. Indeed, Porte won Paris-Nice, finished second in Criterium International, Tour of the Basque Country and Criterium du Dauphine. 

The Colombian duo is very promising as both were very impressive on the Giro especially Uran who finished second. 

Furthermore, Rui Alberto Costa - who won two stages on the Tour this year - was heavily linked with a transfer to Team Sky during the Tour. Even if this move fails to materialise, Team Sky will be able to come with the best line up we have ever seen in the Tour.


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