spalco wrote:If I'm Froome and Wiggins gets the team's support just for being ahead a couple seconds at some arbitrary cut-off point, I would **** **** up in the race and switch teams ASAP. He deserves this. Wiggins chose the Giro, if he'd said after the Tour 2012 "I'm going to repeat the win in 2013", that would have been the end of the discussion, but he didn't. He made his choice and if he's not able to live with it now, he can't expect Froome to play nice.
Wiggins didnt make the choice after the tour. What you are saying is that someone like froome, in the form of his life, which wont last for ever, is voluntarily going to waste their season serving wiggins in whatever race wiggins wants to win.
Thats not how life works. Nothing comes free. Sky made it clear Froome was promised the 2013 tour. That was his reward for being superdomestique in a TDF he was the strongest, and for essentially wasting his peak for the season - (with which he could have won the giro or the vuelta) on serving wiggins.
Wiggins was asked before the tour- do you want to win the Tour with Froome - best climber in the world, pacing you up every single climb and being your total ***** for 3 weeks, or do you want to try and win it without him.
If yes, then youll have to let him be leader for the 2013 tour.
Looked like a very attractive proposition with london 2012 around the corner and the chance to be a "hero" and to open the ceremony and all that.