Wiggins is the new marquee of Team Sky

Bradley Wiggins will be participating in the Tour de France in 2014 and he will be getting the position of a marquee as decided by Team Sky. The 33 year old is happy to be in this position because he has always been a team player and knows how important the Tour de France is for all the teams.

He was the first rider from Briton to win this championship in 2012 and also went on to win the gold medal for time trial in the London Olympics. However 2013 has not been a good year for him as he had to pull out from the Giro d Italia as he was suffering from a chest infection during that time. Just after that he faced issues with his knee which kept him away from the tracks for quite a while. But the good news for the team and the fans is that he will be back in the starting lineup and would pose some serious threats to the opponents.

Chris Froome became the winner of Tour de France last year which was a big boost to the team and they would be hoping that with the addition of Wiggins Team Sky would be achieving new feats this season. It was a tough decision to take for the team as to who would be the marquee this year but with the slight doubt about the injuries which Wiggins went through it was the best decision which they could have taken for this year. This would not only benefit the team but also both Froome and Wiggins. Froome is also excited to pair up with Wiggins as they have been the most successful pair in the Team Sky lineup for quite a few years now. So it is to be seen how he performs after the injuries.

Many count only victories

The American professional road racing cyclist currently rides with the UCI ProTeam Garmin-Sharp. Farrar has some major achievements during his career. Some of his victories include the winning of the Circuit Franco-Belge in the year 2009, both 2009 and 2010 editions of the one day race of Vattenfall Cyclassics. Tyler Farrar was also victorious in 6 individual stages in the Grand Tours; as well as assisting in two wins of team time trial. With a number of wins in 2013 too, which include the Tour of California, Trofeo Palma de Mallorca, Trofeo Campos-Santanyi-Ses-Salines, Tour de l’Eurometropole, Paris Tours and Scheldeprijis, the American cyclist got another year with Garmin-Sharp. He ended the speculations about his ride in 2014 by stating to reporters that he has re-signed the contract with Garmin-Sharp and will stay with them for another season.

The third stage victory of at the Eurometropool Tour in Belgium was the top American Sprinter’s first victory on the pathway of Europe since 2011. Rejoicing his victory, Farrar said, “It was a super hectic finishing circuit, but the guys rode great and kept me out of trouble. It’s been a long wait for a European victory so it’s a big relief to finally get that monkey off my back this season.” Farrar however defends his record saying, “Many count only victories, I finished this season 20 times in the top five, something almost nobody knows. And there were many second places”. Adding to his statement, he also emphasis on the fact that his records show that he is still eligible enough to be in the game in the sprints.”

Farrar has been associated with the American Team Garmin-Sharp since 2008. During his rides with the team, he has enjoyed some of the biggest wins. His victories with the American team also include stages in all the three grand tours.