Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins would make great Tour de France team, says Chris Hoy

Last Updated: 23/07/13 5:14pm

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Sir Chris Hoy has described it as an incredible time to be a cycling fan after Chris Froome won The Tour De France.

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Olympic champion cyclist Sir Chris Hoy hopes to see both Chris Froome and Sir Bradley Wiggins riding for Team Sky in next year's Tour de France.

Froome won the 100th edition of the Tour on Sunday, following Wiggins, who became the first ever British winner a year ago.

Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford has admitted Froome and Wiggins have had their differences in the past, but Hoy, who was talking in Glasgow at an event to mark the one-year countdown to the start of the Commonwealth Games in the city, thinks it is a nice problem for Brailsford to have.

"That is what sport is about, it is about managing athletes and there is no reason they can't work together," he told Sky Sports News.

"I am sure they can work well in a team together, but it is a nice problem to have a former winner and the current winner of the Tour de France in your team."

Froome's Tour victory has been the latest success in a glorious five years for British Cycling that has spanned both the road and track.

"You have to pinch yourself as a cycling fan," Hoy added. "To see that we have won our first ever Tour de France - the first ever British rider won the Tour de France last year and our first ever podium last year - and now one year on and we have got another winner.

"It is such a great time to be a cycling fan and I have got to congratulate Chris. It is an awesome achievement."

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