Sir Bradley Wiggins began training with Team Sky for the 2014 season this week in Spain where he outlined his objectives for the year.
The 33-year-old suffered an injury-plagued 2013 and was unable to defend his Tour title.
But this year with the start of the cycling’s most prestigious race in Great Britain Wiggins is eager to get back in the Tour peloton, albeit as support to team-mate and last year’s winner Chris Froome.
Wiggins said: “At the moment, Chris has earned the right to defend the yellow jersey as defending champion. I’d love to be back and be part of that team but I think more with its start in the UK and as a celebration of cycling.
‘‘Britain has the last two winners of the Tour de France and that would have been unheard of twenty years ago if somebody said that.”
Team Sky are currently training in Mallorca, where Wiggo told the press about his other targets this season.
As well as supporting Froome in the Tour, the four-time Olympic champion, is also aiming to win the cobble-crushing Paris-Roubaix this spring and the Tour of California which begins mid May.