Bradley Wiggins: I’ve got a feeling Geraint Thomas will be ‘invincible’ and give Chris Froome respect
Wiggins, himself a former champion of the Tour de France, has been impressed by the showing of Thomas and Ineos so far. He also believes that people need to put more respect on the name of Froome given the nature of the horrific injury that he had to come back from in order to race competitively again.
'It's for other teams to catch them up' - Wiggins on Ineos dominance
Former Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins believes that a fellow former champion Geraint Thomas is looking every bit the champion as his preparation for the race continues with the Criterium du Dauphine.
35-year-old Thomas, a winner of the Tour in 2018, is building up to this year’s race by leading a strong Ineos Grenadiers team at the Dauphine and he will be the head of the pack come the Tour.
Speaking on his podcast, The Bradley Wiggins Show by Eurosport, Wiggins was asked about Thomas’ chances for the Tour and he immediately pointed out the strength Ineos have saying “They’ve got [Richard] Carapaz they’ve got Geraint, they’re just littered with champions.”
The former Olympic champion went on to say he doesn’t think Jumbo-Visma are going to be able to keep up at the Dauphine and that “I think that this squad [Ineos] is going to do what it did in Catalunya. I wouldn’t be surprised if they go one and two.”
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