Bradley Wiggins Bids Farewell To Road For Track

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by Alistair WATSON GLASGOW, July 25, 2014 (AFP) - Bradley Wiggins has set his sights on claiming gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016 after losing out to Australia in the final of the men's team pursuit at the Commonwealth Games. The Australian quartet of Jack Bobridge, Luke Davison, Alex Edmondson and Glenn O'Shea set a new Commonwealth record on their way to beating England … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins Says He Will Stay At Team Sky

ROME, July 14, 2014 (AFP) - Bradley Wiggins has revealed he will be staying at Team Sky next year and has given up any hope of riding the Tour de France as a contender. Speaking from Treviso where he was taking part in the Pinarello Marathon -- the bicycle manufacturer also supply Sky with their bikes -- Wiggins admitted his Tour days were probably numbered, even as a domestique. … [Read more...]

The Curse Of The Former Tour de France Champions

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN LEEDS, United Kingdom, July 02, 2014 (AFP) - There could have been five former Tour de France winners lining up at the start in Leeds on Saturday but instead there will be three, and one is unlikely to even finish in the top 20. It is a measure of how the fortunes of those who have reached cycling's summit can change so quickly. The official record … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins Out Of Sky’s Tour de France Team

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by Julian GUYER LONDON, June 27, 2014 (AFP) - Former winner Bradley Wiggins was not included in the Sky team announced Friday for this year's Tour de France. Wiggins, who won the race in 2012 -- the same year he took Olympic time-trial gold -- had long been resigned to being omitted from a team now built around Chris Froome, last year's Tour de France winner. "It was a … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins To Race The Commonwealth Games

LONDON, June 11, 2014 (AFP) - Bradley Wiggins has been selected to compete for England at the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow it was announced Wednesday, just days after he effectively ruled himself out of this year's Tour de France. Wiggins, who in 2012 became the first British winner of cycling's most prestigious road race, appeared unhappy that the Sky team appeared to … [Read more...]

I’m In Charge Says David Brailsford

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LONDON, June 08, 2014 (AFP) - Team Sky chief David Brailsford on Sunday insisted he has yet to decide on his Tour de France squad despite claims from former champion Bradley Wiggins that he will not be selected. Wiggins won the Tour in 2012 but doesn't expect to ride alongside team-mate and defending champion Chris Froome when the race gets underway in Yorkshire on July 5. The … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins Feels Gutted Missing Tour de France

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LONDON, June 06, 2014 (AFP) - Britain's Bradley Wiggins, the 2012 Tour de France winner, said Friday that he was "gutted" not to be selected for Team Sky to compete in this year's race. Wiggins told BBC television that he would not take part in the race he became the first British rider to win, with his team concentrating its efforts on last year's winner Chris Froome. "The team is … [Read more...]

The 2014 Tour of California Ends In A Star Studded Sprint

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (May 18, 2014) – In what will be remembered as the most competitive peloton in Amgen Tour of California history, Team Sky’s Bradley Wiggins (GBR) fended off his challengers to claim the top prize in the fourth-closest finish that the race has ever seen. “It’s a lot more strenuous, said Bradley Wiggins referring to wearing the Yellow Jersey all week. “And then, … [Read more...]

Tour of California Stage 7 Comes Down To A Sprint

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Final Chance for Leaders to Contest the Yellow Jersey in Tomorrow’s Thousand Oaks Circuit Race PASADENA, Calif. (May 17, 2014) – With a new Amgen Tour of California champion to be decided as America’s premier annual road race concludes tomorrow, Team Sky and their former Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins (GBR) played it steady today to keep his 30-second lead in tact. But with a … [Read more...]

Tour of California Stage 6 Heads For The Hills

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LOS ANGELES, May 17, 2014 (AFP) - Former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins retained the Tour of California overall lead on Friday as Colombia's Esteban Chaves won the sixth stage from Santa Clarita to Mountain High. Wiggins, who took the lead with a triumph in the second stage individual time trial on Monday, finished fifth in the toughest stage of the race and extended his overall … [Read more...]