Wiggins predicts Tour glory
Team Sky rider Bradley Wiggins is relishing entering this summer's Tour de France as favourite to win the prestigious race.
The 32-year-old three-time Olympic champion has enjoyed a successful season to date and, as a result, is well-fancied to win the crown and become the first British Tour de France winner.
Wiggins has won the Paris-Nice, Tour de Romandie and Criterium du Dauphine - a sequence never before seen - and is busy on a pre-Tour training camp in Majorca.
Last year it was disappointment for the Brit as he crashed out on stage seven with a broken collarbone, but hopes are high that Wiggins can be in the yellow jersey when the 2012 race rolls into Paris on July 22nd.
"It's a good position to be in now, going into the Tour de France as the favourite," Wiggins said.
"No-one would've given me that tag a few years ago so it's just a mark of how much I've moved on as an athlete. My performances speak volumes and I'm trying to embrace that because it may never ever happen again."
The Tour de France gets underway on June 30 in Liege and Wiggins sees no reason he cannot get stage wins between that and the race ending in Paris.
"There's no reason to think when we roll down the ramp in Liege that that's not going to continue happening," he added.
"It's just continuing what we've been doing, not trying to get ahead of ourselves and taking it one day at a time."