Wiggins: If I want to ride the Tour again I'll have to leave Team Sky
With Team Sky now clearly making Froome their priority for the Tour, Bradley Wiggins has admitted that he may have to switch teams if he is to have another chance to win the yellow jersey.
"If I was not able to do the Tour this year, then maybe next year," he said in l'Equipe.
"We are close to an answer (on my future). If I want to do the Tour, I will have to leave Sky."
He later added, speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live: "Having missed it this year on the form I'm in at the moment then the likelihood is that I'll probably miss out again next year.
"So if I want to go back to the Tour, I might have to start accepting the reality that I have to change teams.
"I've spoken to a few people, I have to explore my options, but at this stage I've just been focusing so much on the training that you kind of let the people dealing with the contracts deal with those."