Chris Froome will lead Team Sky's charge at this year's Tour de France, team principal Sir Dave Brailsford said.
Froome played a vital role in helping Sir Bradley Wiggins claim victory in the 2012 Tour, finishing second overall himself but Team Sky stated back in January that the 2013 campaign would be built around Froome, with Wiggins in support.
Brailsford told www.teamsky.com : "As always the team selection is a management decision and it will be evidence-based.
"However it is crucial there is clarity of purpose and for that reason we will go to the Tour with one leader.
"Taking that into consideration and given Chris' step up in performances this year, our plan, as it has been since January is to have him lead the Tour de France team."
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After the ceremony Kate met some of this year's sporting heroes backstage including Sports Personality runner-up Jessica Ennis.
The Duchess told presenter Gary Lineker she was "very well" after he asked about her condition, before she admitted to Paralympic athlete Wright that her time on stage had been "well scary".