Bradley Wiggins Banks On String Of Major Victories Entering Tour de France


Oakley’s Bradley Wiggins is widely considered by most to be a favorite to win this year’s Tour de France, despite the dominance of Australia’s Cadel Evens in 2011. The British cyclist is on fire leading up to this year’s Tour and has already amassed a list of impressive wins this season.

Wiggins’ Tour of Romandie win in May complimented his Paris-Nice stage race victory earlier in the year and strongly increases his status as a serious 2012 Tour de France contender. Following his second big win of the season in Switzerland, Wiggins triumphed at Critérium du Dauphiné. The thirty-two year old looks to be on point and ready to conquer the largest cycling race on the planet. Wiggins and his team, Team Sky, will ride into the Tour de France confident and working in unison to help their star riders, including Wiggins remain at the front of the pack.

“People don’t see it but it’s becoming a well-oiled machine both on the road and off the road,” the three time Olympic gold medalist Wiggins said of his team. “That’s very pleasing and people are really starting to establish themselves in their roles. You know you’re in a great team when you’ve got the world champion (Mark Cavendish) riding for you on the front.”

Keep your eye on Wiggins on the streets of France. If his success continues, you might see him wearing the yellow jersey onto the streets to Paris, come July 22nd.

“There are good reasons to be confident,” said Wiggins on his chances to win the Tour de France.


John Ohail


June 29, 2012