he was riding for VDV. Thirdly I the anti-Wiggins cmoemnts are a bit tough seeing as Garmin got a very good deal out him last year, especially as someone else handled the training. What other top 10 finisher was on $100K? When you bear in mind sportsmen have a limited timespan on their careers, you can hardly blame Wiggins for trying to make some money and secure his long-term future. Re next year, I think Wiggins will be fine in the team. He knows them and they know him etc. However his biggest problem will be the TDF route, which is designed for climbers. By the same token maybe VDV (who I really rate by the way) will struggle for the same reason. Anyhow, just some thoughts…There you go, rant over.