Sir Bradley Wiggins has not congratulated Chris Froome on his Tour de France victory, Froome's fiancee Michelle Cound has revealed.
"We haven't heard anything directly from Bradley since the win," Cound told the Mail on Sunday.
"But then I've not ever met or even spoken to either Brad or Cath. It's not like we're in the same places. Our paths don't cross."
The comments come despite the fact that in recent days, Wiggins has stated that he would support Froome at the next Tour.
He told Sky Sports News: "I don't see why we can't work together and I'm sure we will be back at the Tour next year, if I'm selected. I would like to be there, but it is not my decision.
"The individual performance from Chris [at the Tour] was incredible. To win three stages and dominate the way he did, I think it showed the pre-race hype was right."
Wiggins is however not billed to ride for Sky at the USA Pro Challenge through Colorado, which Froome will headline, starting tomorrow.
But perhaps the two British Tour de France winners have managed to put their alleged and much-spoken-about differences behind them.
"I wouldn't say we're mates or that we hang out," Froome has said.
"We're both professionals who get on with the job. This year he's been on a completely different race programme to me. He focused on the Giro, I focused on the Tour. There's not much to it really."
And the idea of Wiggins supporting Froome at the next Tour isn't impossibility, the younger rider said.
"It's a good thing for the team, a privileged position for the team, having two Tour winners and having the possibility of being able to play those different cards."
"At the end of the day people will need to remember, whatever race we go to, we will go there with a clear plan and, as professionals, we will stick to that plan regardless of if we're mates or not."
Froome also revealed in the interview that he has a surprising tipple of choice.
Following his victory in Paris, he had to make do with champagne, rather than his favourite, Baileys
He said: "I do like Baileys but there wasn't any there that night … there were bottles of tequila floating around. There was definitely champagne, and red wine."
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