So the ongoing question around Team Sky has been answered............just about. Sir Bradley Wiggins is out, or so he says. http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/wiggins-left-out-of-team-skys-tour-de-france-team
It would appear that Team Sky's management have decided on a policy that truly is "all the eggs in one basket". Froome's recent book was the beginning of the end for one of them at Sky and it is Sir Brad who falls on his sword. Both disappointing and surprising given Wiggins's form this year. He could have been a very useful ally for Froome in a good few circumstances.
Is Bradley really that awkward to work with? Is Froome really that insecure? Undoubtably Wiggins has lost a valuable supporter when Sutton left and to a lesser extent Rogers too. Would anyone else support the idea that Porte was pulled from the Giro to be Froome's right hand man, rather than because of lack of form?
Either way a very interesting story within a story has been cut from the Tour De France. I would think Wiggins has very little to do now for the rest of the season which is a shame. Perhaps he will now actively seek to leave Sky and seek pastures new http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/wigginss-tour-de-france-absence-opens-door-further-for-orica-greenedge
Sad end really for the rider who put Team Sky on the map and is one of the most successful Olympians of all time.