Froome admits he considered attacking Wiggins at 2012 Tour de France

Froome admits he considered attacking Wiggins at 2012 Tour de France

Joe Robinson 9 Apr 2019 Previous Vuelta doubts saw Froome consider his own position at 2012 Tour Chris Froome has admitted he contemplated attacking teammate Bradley Wiggins while acting as a domestique at the 2012 Tour de France. Wiggins went on to make history by becoming the first Briton ever to win the yellow jersey that year with Froome eventually finishing in second, 3 minutes 21 seconds adrift down on Wiggins. However, talking on former Formula One driver Nico Rosberg's Beyond Victory podcast, Froome admitted that he struggled to have faith in Wiggins delivering Tour success following his capitulation at the Vuelta a Espana the year before. Wiggins lost the lead of the 2011 Vuelta on Stage 15 after being dropped on the Angliru climb. Froome was then instructed to ride for himself by Team Sky although it was all too late as he eventually lost the race by 13 ...

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