Sir Bradley Wiggins tipping Chris Froome for Gold


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Sir Bradley Wiggins is confident that Chris Froome can win gold this summer for Great Britain, although he believes he will find it harder than he did four years ago.

Wiggins won the Tour de France in 2012 before then winning Olympic Gold in London in front of thousands of his supporters.

Froome has had another busy season in 2016 and won the Tour de France for the third time last week after an excellent campaign from Team Sky.

He will come into the Games in fine form but Wiggins believes Froome will find it tougher than he did. Wiggins of course won gold in the UK, but believes the Kenyan-born star will struggle as he has to travel to Rio in Brazil.

Froome will compete in the road race on August 6 and the course should suit him due to the mountainous stage, with the time trial coming three days later.

Although Wiggins claims he had it slightly easier, he still believes Froome will deliver for Team GB.

He told Cycling Weekly: “He can do it definitely, the way he won the Tour, that [form] is not going to go anywhere for two weeks.

If anyone can do it, he can do it of all those people there at the Tour.”

Sir Dave Brailsford has also confirmed that Froome will race in next month’s Vuelta a Espana if he comes through the Games unscathed.

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