The media giant announced in December it would be ending its
decade-long association with the team at the end of 2019, with eight
Grand Tour victories secured so far.
Widespread reports have suggested Britain's richest man Jim
Ratcliffe, with an estimated fortune of £21 billion, will
step in and create Team Ineos, after the chemicals giant that he
founded, and Wiggins believes they will continue to thrive under
"Dave will want to retain control and it is Dave's way in terms of
the way he manages the team, the way he sets the team up," the Olympic
gold medallist told The Bradley Wiggins Show on Eurosport.
"I think he would have been reluctant to have another multinational
company that came in that wanted it for the advertisement and to get
their name out there, but would want the control in terms of 'This is
how we want to do it in terms of how we advertise our company'.
"Dave can continue running out this team with all his plans and
philosophies, so it's an ideal situation for him and he is answerable
you'd imagine to one man -- it's his money. It will certainly help that
Team Sky's partnership with British media company Sky has delivered six Tour de France titles in the past seven years.
Wiggins became Britain's first Tour de France champion in 2012 before
Chris Froome won four Tour de France titles and Geraint Thomas became
Sky's third winner of cycling's landmark event in 2018.
But amid Sky's success, there has been controversy over the team's
use of special exemptions to administer drugs that can enhance