Chris Froome and Sir Bradley Wiggins could ride together at 2014 Tour de France
Rod Ellingworth is sure Chris Froome and Sir Bradley Wiggins could co-exist in Team Sky's 2014 Tour de France squad.
Last Updated: 21/10/13 5:02pm
The two men have won the last two editions of the race, but Froome has established himself as Team Sky's No 1 rider and appears set bid for a second successive yellow jersey in 2014.
The route for the race, which starts in Yorkshire, will be unveiled on Wednesday in Paris and is expected to include five summit finishes, which would suit climbing expert Froome.
Team Sky will look to surround the Kenyan-born Briton with a team of workhorses and climbers and Ellingworth revealed Wiggins may be be among them.
When asked if Wiggins could ride as a domestique, Ellingworth told Sky Sports News: "There is no reason why not.
"I haven't spoken to Bradley about it personally, but I think we could see him on the start line of the Tour next year, which is a goal for the team. We want to put the best nine riders on the line and, for sure, Bradley in good shape could be there.
"When you have a team of winners and you put two great riders like Bradley and Chris together it is a challenge, but they are working on it and I think Bradley can do it for sure.
"He aimed for the Giro last year, and not particularly the Tour, so we have got to get his goals for next year and we will plan from there really."
Froome won the 2013 race in emphatic style and has been widely tipped to dominate the Tour de France for the next few years.
However, he will face stiff competition from the likes of the ever-maturing Nairo Quintana and Giro d'Italia winner Vincenzo Nibali, who is returning to the Tour after a year's absence.
Ellingworth added: "Chris has done a great job the last couple of years and his win this year just proved he is a fantastic Tour de France rider.
"With riders like Nibali saying he is going to do the Tour, I think we are going to have a great race on our hands next year, but I think Chris can continue to win for sure."