"I have trust in Bradley Wiggins. I have absolute trust in my teammate, Hesjedal who won the 2012 Giro d'Italia.
"The Giro and the Tour de France are arguably two of the toughest sporting events in the world, and probably the two flagship events of cycling.
"If two riders that I trust implicitly have won those in 2012 ... that should give us all hope. It means it's possible now."