Originally Posted by Publicus
I can respect what Wiggins is saying here. He wants to prove that he is a legitimate GT contender and not the fluke folks are whispering about. He wants to see how he stacks up against the universally recognized best Grand Tour rider of this era. Not defending his title essentially gives truth to the whispers. He HAS to show up.
If Wiggins has some brains he knows he has no chance to win against Contador at 100%, not even against Contador at 95%. I think not even one of us will give him more than 1% chance.
British newspapers (according to hitch) think he's the best GT rider of this moment.
Besides a lot of people are already bashing him for the Froome-stuff. That will only get worse.
Sky might risk in losing Froome whois the real future for Sky. So will Sky risk it to **** of Froome?
Giro is right now perfect. And he can use the excuse of trying to become a 'legend'. And beating Nibali is way easier than handling with Contador.
If Wiggins thinks having Froome in your team is stressful than what about Contador? You've never EVER done with this dude. If he's 10 seconds behind on the last stage I'm sure he'll attack on the champs-elysee.
Smart choice is obviously riding the giro.
Obviously I hope he goes for the tour. I don't think I need to explain why