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by Mark Zalewski
July 27, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Matteo Trentin wins Wallonie stage 4; Kump gets first win of season on stage 9 of Tour of Qinghai Lake; IOC: ‘No presumption of innocence for Russian athletes’; Herstory: Female Olympic winners past to present – Part 2; Tinkoff team budget analysis; Wiggins picks Froome to win Rio time trial; Dumoulin back on the bike, hopeful for Rio; Froome to race Vuelta after Olympics; Cavendish on Rio: ‘This is about making every single pedal rev count’; Final Tour de France prize money list; Nairo Quintana time lapse video; Mini-team Sky celebrates
The man who did the double in 2012, winning the Tour de France and the Olympic time trial, Bradley Wiggins, is picking Chris Froome to do the same at Rio next month.
“He can do it, definitely, the way he won the Tour, that [form] isn’t going to go anywhere for two weeks,” Wiggins said. “If anyone can do it, he can do it of all those people there at the Tour.”
Froome’s main rival in the time trial, Dutchman Tom Dumoulin, crashed on stage 19 of the Tour, breaking his forearm and putting his chances of competing in Rio into question.
But the logistics of this year’s Olympics could affect Froome’s chances of doing the Tour-Olympic double.
“I think it’s probably harder for him this time. He has to travel out to a completely different continent whereas we came back home, and that is probably more of a challenge for Chris,” said Wiggins.
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