PARIS, Jan 24, 2013 – Last year’s Tour de France winner Bradley
Wiggins and runner-up Chris Froome will both take part in the Tour of Oman
next month, their team Sky announced on Thursday.
Sky revealed the duo’s probable race programmes for 2013, admitting that
they are “subject to change.”
Wiggins is set to start his season at the Mallorca Challenge at the
beginning of February before joining Froome on the Tour of Oman, which will
run from February 11-16.
Froome has also provisionally been pencilled in for the Tirreno-Adriatico
from March 6-12, while Wiggins is set to race the Tour of Catalonia (March
As things stand, Wiggins will not take part in March’s Paris-Nice, a race
he won last year.
He has admitted that the Giro d’Italia is one of his main aims for 2013,
and it is with that in mind that he intends to take part in the Giro del
Trentino from April 16-19.
Wiggins last raced on Italian soil at the Milan-Sanremo in 2011.
In early June, Froome will appear at the Criterium du Dauphine, a Tour de
France warm-up that has been won by Wiggins in each of the last two years.
Both riders will line-up at the Tour de France, “with the aim of securing a
victory for Team Sky.”