Bradley Wiggins aims to take the pressure off Chris Froome in 2014 Tour
Sir Bradley Wiggins has spoken about his improved relationship with Sky team-mate Chris Froome, which he hopes can be of benefit at this year's Tour de France.
Froome won last year's Tour but failed to make the same impact on the public as Wiggins, who was knighted and was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year after adding his fourth Olympic gold and seventh medal.
"I kind of felt I won the public over, especially the French public, two years ago," Wiggins said. "It's like the film Gladiator – you win the public and you win your freedom.
"I kind of won my freedom, whereas the opposite happened with Chris if you like. It would be nice to go back to the Tour and, if anything, just take the pressure off Chris a little bit. Take some of those questions for him and challenge people for him."