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Wiggins hails Brailsford, lays into Froome

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Sir Bradley Wiggins: Dave Brailsford is ‘like the messiah reborn’ and Chris Froome ‘hates me’

Cycling great, Bradley Wiggins has hailed Dave Brailsford while he has also made a decision to lay into Chris Froome.

He took aim at “the messiah reborn” Brailsford, Mark Cavendish’s “very little hands”.

But Wiggins said Froome “hates me” during an expletive-laden interview in front of an audience in Manchester on Monday night.

While speaking at An evening with Bradley Wiggins at the Lowry Theatre in Salford, the former Tour de France winner and Olympic gold medallist was candid.

And that is about his feelings towards some of his former colleagues.

“He is like the messiah reborn with a halo around his head.”

Wiggins said of Brailsford who is his principal at Team Sky.

“I cannot describe him without swearing, Cav [Mark Cavendish] summed him up.

That was by saying, ‘If you walked in on him and your wife in bed, you would not be angry.

“And that is simply because he would make you think that it was your idea’.”

Wiggins, who was talking at the start of a UK Tour was particularly ever scathing of Cavendish.

That is the ex-Team Sky sprinter who switched to Team Dimension Data in 2016, the year Wiggins retired for racing.

“We did not speak to each other for 18 months after that,” Wiggins said.

“He wears a £300,000 watch and rides for a team that donates ten bicycles a day to Africa.

“I said to him, ‘Why don’t you just sell your watch? Then you could buy Africa.’ He summed up.

Wiggins sees Armstrong as icon

Sir Bradley Wiggins has made a disclosure that he actually sees disgraced drugs cheat, Lance Armstrong as an icon.

Wiggins knows his decision to include Armstrong in a new book celebrating his cycling influences wasn’t going to prove popular.

The five-time Olympic gold medallist who in 2012 became the first Briton to win the Tour de France spoke to reporters.

He said: “I do have a relationship with him that I cannot deny or I cannot pretend it is not there.”

The 38-year-old’s new book, Icons, details 21 very important figures during Wiggins’ life and cycling career.

American Armstrong recovered from cancer before winning the Tour de France, a record seven straight occasion from 1999 to 2005.

However, he lost his titles, suffering ban from the sport for life from the United States Anti-Doping Agency in August, 2012.

Armstrong repeatedly denied doping allegations aftermath of making a return from cancer.

And that was until finally making a confession during a television interview with Oprah Winfrey in January of the year 2013.

The Times has now said that the inclusion of Armstrong has “astonished the world of cycling”.

While on the other hand, the Daily Mail said Wiggins was “praising the drug cheat Armstrong”.

Wiggins’ says his description of Armstrong is not about “praising” a drugs cheat.

He also believes that Armstrong’s character and resilience on the bike makes him an icon in cycling.

And that is the case regardless of the biggest scandal to hit the sport.

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