DEFENDING champion Bradley Wiggins will have no problem helping Chris Froome attempt to take his Tour de France title should Dave Brailsford select him as team leader.
Froome expects to spearhead Team Sky’s bid for a second straight Tour win and said this week he had been told by team principal Brailsford that would be the case.
And Wiggins is quoted as saying: “We’re very fortunate that we have two people that can win the Tour de France.
“It could be Chris Froome on the day, it could be me, but once we get on that line we all have a professional obligation.
“We saw this year what Chris did for me, it could be that I’ll be doing that for him next year for the team to win.”
Wiggins has stated his goal for the year is winning the Giro d’Italia, while Froome, an ace climber, has a better chance with the Tour this year on a mountainous course.
Wiggins, 32, continues not to rule out going for a second Tour crown, but added: “You go out there with a plan.
“That plan may change during the race but you certainly start out with a game plan and follow that game plan as much as possible.
“If that’s Chris Froome then the whole eight riders will commit to Chris.”
Froome said: “The team are saying they are going to back me with the Tour this year. That’s directly from Dave. He said: ’You’re our man for the Tour. Focus on it’.”