Tour de France - Wiggins likely to attempt Tour defence

Bradley Wiggins will "probably" attempt to retain the Tour de France next year, contrary to previous reports.

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Bradley Wiggins on the 2012 Tour podium (AFP)

"As it stands, I'm probably going to try and win a second Tour de France, so I don't know, maybe we'll have two leaders (with Chris Froome)," the Team Sky rider, who became the first Briton to win the race, told BBC Radio 5 Live.

"We are resetting the goals, trying to win a second Tour de France, but you cannot replicate those circumstances. I accept that and am quite happy with that as you cannot have too many moments like that in your career," added Wiggins, the Olympic time trial gold medallist.

The 32-year-old had previously hinted he may play a supporting role to Froome in the 2013 Tour as the route, which has four mountain-top finishes and only 65km of individual time trialling, is expected to suit his team-mate better.

Froome, 27, finished runner up to Wiggins this year.

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