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Excitement builds ahead of Tour de France

Excitement builds ahead of Tour de France
30 May 2014

One of the world's biggest and best sports events is set to return this summer and it promises to be another spectacle to remember.

The Tour de France is always one of the highlights of the sporting summer and this year's edition is sure to be another thriller, with Team Sky looking to secure their third tour winner in three years.

In 2012, of course, Sir Bradley Wiggins won the event in style, before heading to London to claim gold in the road race.

And 12 months later, team-mate Chris Froome won the title in dominant style, particularly excelling on the mountain stages, which are always one of the highlights of the event.

It remains to be seen, though, whether both men will participate in the upcoming event, with speculation mounting that Froome will not want Sir Bradley to act as his number two.

Speaking to reporters, Froome suggested that he may prefer that role to be given to Australian Richie Porte.

“Talking about a Plan B, that’s a decision the team needs to come to, and Bradley has been talking about playing a support role, not being our Plan B as such,” he remarked.

“Richie is looking pretty good at the moment and has the potential to be riding for a place on the podium.

“As far as Bradley is concerned, the final nine riders selected to start the race in Yorkshire is a hot topic."

Of course, some of the early stages of this eagerly-awaited event are being staged in the UK, with race set to reach London on July 7th.

The race is sure to draw a huge crowd and promises to be among the highlights of the sporting summer, along with the World Cup, Wimbledon and domestic and international cricket action.

British fans will be desperate to see Froome retain the title he won so impressively last year.ADNFCR-408-ID-801725038-ADNFCR

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