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Bradley Wiggins unsure over Tour de France place

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Sir Bradley Wiggins awaits his Tour de France fate after admitting he isn't guaranteed a place in the Team Sky squad.

Wiggins won the Tour de France in 2012 to become the first man from Britain to win the prestigious event.

He didn't take part in last year's Tour, but Team Sky picked up the yellow jersey for the second time in two years when Chris Froome, who supported Wiggins in the 2012 Tour, powered his way to overall victory.

Some say Froome could have gone on to win the Tour in 2012 instead of Wiggins after he impressed throughout the three weeks in France.

Wiggins expects his team-mate to lead the Team Sky riders in the years event and he admits that last years winner will have a major say in who rides for him in the summer.

The 33-year-old thinks the team have a lot of depth so anyone could make it to the Tour de France.

According to BBC Sport, Wiggins said: "One thing this team has is a lot of strength in depth, particularly in the mountains.

"I'll do everything possible to try and be there but it is Chris's team and he'll have a big say in who he puts around him and who he's confident having in front of him in the mountains.

"I would love to be there. I've proved I've got the legs at the moment and I'm coming to where I need to be now, if I can just push on."

British Cycling's technical director, Shane Sutton, believes the former Tour de France champion may not be on the list of riders going to France in the summer after not being at his best in recent months.

Wiggins finished ninth in the Paris-Roubaix and struggled to challenge for a podium finish.   

The Brit failed to make it to the Tour de France last year after suffering from a knee injury in the months leading up to the race.

He also suffered with a chest infection during the Giro d'Italia in 2013 and had to retire from the race after stage 11. Wiggins was one of the favourites going into the race.

After a successful 2012, when Wiggins also win the Gold medal in the Olympic time trial in London as well as the Tour, his form slumped during 2013 but maybe 2014 will be different.

After the tour Wiggins will compete in the Commonwealth games in Glasgow.

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