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Froome to lead Team Sky's Tour de France charge

Team Sky riders Bradley Wiggins (left) and Chris Froome. Credit: PA Wire

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 : "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."



Duchess of Cambridge 'very well' after sickness

The Duchess of Cambridge said she was "very well" after recovering from severe pregnancy sickness. Kate made her first public appearance since leaving hospital at London's ExCeL centre during Sports Personality of the Year.

The Duchess attended the show in her role as an official ambassador of Britain's Olympic and Paralympic team Credit: PA Wire

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".

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