Before the race resumes in today’s 16th stage in the Pyrenees, Wiggins leads Froome by 2min 05sec in the race’s general classification, with Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali in third at 2:23.
A British one-two in the overall standings now looks a strong possibility ahead of the race finish next Sunday in Paris.
In an interview earlier this week Froome said he felt he was making a “big sacrifice” for Wiggins.
Ahead of two crucial stages in the mountains which could decide whether Wiggins succeeds Australia’s Cadel Evans, fourth at 3:19, to make history for Briton the Londoner has attempted to defuse any ill feeling. Asked if there was any tension between himself and Froome, Wiggins replied: “Not at all. What we do well is we race as a team, and that’s why we’re in this position now,” said Wiggins.
“The guy is capable of winning the Tour (Froome), for sure, otherwise he wouldn’t be second overall in the Tour de France.
“And will win this race one day. And I will be there to help him do that.”