Tour de France 2020 :
Bradley Wiggins, winner of the Tour de France 2012, attacked his former manager Dave Brailsford, general manager of Ineos Grenadiers, who “was fired” in a football club.
A year after Egan Bernal’s victory in the Tour de France, and two years after that of Geraint Thomas, times have changed a lot for the Ineos team, formerly Sky, and which must now be called Ineos Grenadiers. After the 16th stage, which took place on Tuesday between La Tour-du-Pin and Villard-de-Lans, Richard Carapaz, second of this stage, is the first rider of the British team in the standings, and only points to the 14th place (+ 17’23 ”). Bernal is 16th, more than 19 minutes from the yellow jersey Primoz Roglic. For Bradley Wiggins, winner of the Great Loop in 2012 under the orders of Dave Brailsford, his former manager, who did not retain Chris Froome or Geraint Thomas, bears great responsibility for this failure.
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“It’s difficult to stay at the top every year but they did it badly this year,” the Englishman told Eurosport UK. I don’t know what happened but the planning did not bring them success. Dave Brailsford was reportedly fired at a football club. “For the five-time Olympic champion,” it’s a team that doesn’t look at all like the Sky and Ineos before. Something is missing, like an experienced leader to make decisions. Having a Geraint (Thomas) in this team would have changed the whole dynamic. But in the next few weeks, we’ll know exactly what happened. “Because according to Wiggins,” if we could have thought that it was a decision taken jointly by Brailsford and the two riders (Froome and Thomas), they clearly wanted to participate and must have been annoyed. “A Brailsford who could be held accountable at the end of this Tour de France.