No Tour De France For Wiggo

by editors on May 31, 2013

wiggins_2945234Team Sky Pro Cycling announced today that 2012 Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins will not be able to defend his title in the 2013 running of the historic race through Europe due to a nagging knee injury.

Team Principal Sir Dave Brailsford confirmed on Friday: “With illness, injury and treatment Brad has gone past the point where he can be ready for the Tour de France. It’s a big loss but, given these circumstances, we won’t consider him for selection. . . “He hasn’t been able to train hard since the Giro and now he needs further rest. Whilst we all know these things happen in sport, it doesn’t take away from the fact that this is a huge disappointment for everyone in the team – and above all for Brad.

Does this mean that professional level bicycle racing is actually detrimental to overall health and fitness? Shock and horror. Guess it’s all up to Chris Froome, now.

[Link: Team Sky]

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