Chris Hoy believes Bradley Wiggins could take on his successor as Tour de France champion, Chris Froome, in next year’s race but only if he can stand another 12 months of hard training.

Wiggins missed this year’s race through injury and illness, leaving Froome as the undisputed leader of Team Sky.

Six-time Olympic champion Hoy, who retired earlier this year, said on Tuesday: “Bradley has been a champion for a number of years and I’m sure if he wants to and he has the drive, he could easily be a champion again.” — AFP

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