Originally Posted by bobbins
I thought Wiggins was trained by Sutton with subsequent help from Kerrison? I'm sure I read somewhere, a long time ago that Sutton said Wiggins had grand tour potential.
Doesn't Ellingworth just look after Cav in the main as well as preparing training program's for some of the others?
I would imagine that Wiggo has been under the influence of several coaches in the GB set up. Ellignworth was tasked with winning the Rainbow Stripes for Cav in 2011, as soon as the route was announced, and with Wiggo being an integral part of the plan, he would surely have come under Ellingworth's influence at some stage.
As to who precisely coached Wiggo in early 2009, I'm not sure it really matters, other than it was more the GB/Sky setup than Garmin.
Irrespective of what Sutton said or what is attributed to him as having said, Sky thought so little of Wiggo's GT potential that they didn't sign him until he'd cranked up his market rate by a long way after the 2009 Tour.
It could be that they thought he had the potential, based on early 2009 training efforts, but was too old to take a risk, or maybe they just didn't rate him.