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Wiggins Will Focus on Giro

Plans to support Froome in Tour

Olympic time trial gold medalist and reigning Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins plans to focus on winning the Giro d'Italia this year. In an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, Wiggins said that he thought winning the Giro would be harder than winning the Tour in many ways. "In terms of cycling history, the Giro is just as important as the tour, but it has a more human aspect. The tour has maybe gotten too big," he said. While Wiggins will compete in this year's tour, he says he'll ride in support of his teammate Chris Froome rather than trying to repeat last year's victory. In 2012, Wiggins became the first cyclist to win both the Tour de France and an Olympic medal in the same year. He was knighted in the queen's 2013 New Year Honours for services to sport.

Via The Australian

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