Sir Dave Brailsford: 'Tough to leave Sir Bradley Wiggins out of Tour de France'

Sir Dave Brailsford admits that it was a "tough decision" to leave Sir Bradley Wiggins out of Team Sky for the upcoming Tour de France.

Team Sky boss Sir Dave Brailsford has admitted that it was a "tough decision" to leave Sir Bradley Wiggins out of the nine-man lineup for the Tour de France.

Wiggins, who became the first Brit to secure the yellow jersey in the elite race two years ago, has taken a backseat to Chris Froome.

The 29-year-old will lead the team as he attempts to successfully defend his title following triumph in Paris last year.

"It was a very tough decision," Brailsford told Sky Sports News. "Bradley's been a great champion, but ultimately you've got to look at the facts as they stand now.

When asked about Wiggins's status within the team, Brailsford said: "We'd like to think that there's a future for Bradley."

The 34-year-old will compete in next month's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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Tour de France winner Chris Froome of Great Britain and SKY Procycling attends the route presentation of 2014 Tour de France at the Palais des Congres de Paris on October 23, 2013
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