Wiggins confident of Tour glory
Team Sky's Bradley Wiggins feels confident he can create history and become the first British Tour de France winner.
The 32-year-old crashed out of the 2011 tour with a broken collarbone but goes into this year's running as one of the pre-race favourites, with the 2012 Tour de France starting in Liege on Saturday.
The three-time Olympic champion has enjoyed a stellar year so far, becoming the first man to win the coveted Paris-Nice, Tour de Romandie and Criterium du Dauphine in one season, and hopes are high he can be the first British rider to win the Tour de France when the race rolls into Paris on July 22nd.
Wiggins is now looking forward to the 23 days that will make up the Tour, and claims to be feeling in the same mentality as he did going into the Beijing Olympics - where he won two golds.
He told The Guardian: "I really feel this could be my year. It's simply the way I've felt all season, and that's how it was in 2008.
"There have been no upsets, no setbacks, just one phase after another. Now we are finally there.
"Before Beijing in the Great Britain team we were aware of the expectation, knew we were the favourites, but also knew that we had to concentrate on what we had to do. I feel poised, hopefully to make history."