With Sir Bradley Wiggins set to miss the Tour de France this year, is now the right time for the Brit to move to another team?
Wiggins has admitted that as it stands he will not race in the 2014 Tour de France which this year starts in England.
Team Sky will be led by the 2013 Tour winner Chris Froome not Wiggins and it seems there will be no place for the 2012 champion in the squad.
With this in mind I believe Wiggins should leave Team Sky as it is clear the future is not set around him, but instead Froome or potentially even Richie Porte.
The 34-year-old is one of the best riders at the moment and unfortunately Sky may have become a victim of their own success, as there is no room for two top class leaders in one team. It's a shame as it is so good to see British riders dominating the grand cycling tours.
Wiggins needs to be the leader of a team and if he can't get that at Sky there will be plenty of other teams willing to sign him so they can improve their own ambitions. Orica-GreenEDGE have already shown interest in the British rider as his contract expires with Team Sky at the end of the season.
The Australian team have made it known they are looking for a leader who can bring them grand tour success and Wiggins could certainly do that.
Another reason why Wiggins should leave Team Sky is because of his relationship with Froome. It is said they are friends but it is clear there is a tension between the two riders as they are both fighting for the same position within the team, and with Wiggins being separated from Froome for most of this season it seems to me their paths are going in different directions.
If Wiggins wants to win more major tours he will have to leave Sky as Froome is the main man at the moment, which will mean he will end up racing against his teammates such as Froome in future events.
Mark Cavendish left Team Sky to join Omega Pharma-Quickstep so more focus could be on him and I think Wiggins should do the same thing.
The 2012 Olympic Champion will never win the most prestigious cycling races if he stays at Team Sky.
Dave Brailsford could lose one of his best riders because in some ways his team have become too good and too competitive.
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