New Team Sky pair Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins believes that winning both the Yellow Jersey and the Green Jersey at the Tour de France in July is a possibility and is confident that they will be able complement each other when the time comes to saddle into their respective cycles. This is the first time since 2008 that the of them have been in the same team and when it seemed that Team Sky had committed a cardinal sin by drafting in two of the sport’s biggest egos in the same lineup, it seemed that the two have already started to behave like teammates echoing similar thoughts. Both men agreed that it was possible for Team Sky to reconcile the entirely different goals that they, as individuals, have at the Tour de France and believe that success can be achieved.
Cavendish was the winner of the Green points Jersey in 2011, which he wants to defend at the 2012 event while Bradley Wiggins wants to finish on the podium and claim the prestigious Yellow Jersey. Cavendish stated that it was possible that he defended his Green Jersey and for another British rider from Team Sky to claim the Yellow Jersey. Wiggins also echoed the voice of his teammate saying that it was possible and achievable as it had been done before and if that was the goal for the Tour, neither would come in each other’s way.
Ever since Team Sky announced in October that Cavendish would be joining the team, speculation had been rife about how the team would manage to marry their separate goals during a single Tour but it seems that both Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins that they could achieve what was last achieved by the German Telekom squad almost 14 years back at this year’s event.