Anyway all has become clear this morning with just over 51 days to the Grand Depart. Dave Brailsford has obviously been at the white board over night and has told Cycling Weekly, "Let's just reiterate our plan....the plan has always been the plan and we are sticking to it". Good, well that's cleared that up then.
So this does pose an intriguing question, one formulated by my other half to be fair. Will Bradley be the 'Defending Champion' if he's not defending the Tour?
I suspect we won't really know what the plan is because it's very likely to be fluid. What a geat position for Dave to be in who, unlike the rest of us, Cycling Weekly say, remains calm.