Wiggins Vows To Earn Team Sky Tour De France Spot

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN ROUBAIX, France, April 14, 2014 (AFP) - Former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins vowed to earn his place on the Sky team to support defending champion Chris Froome in July after finishing ninth at Paris-Roubaix. Wiggins put in an impressive showing at Sunday's 'Hell of the North' by coming home in a 10-strong group 20 seconds behind winner Niki … [Read more...]

Wiggins And Cancellara To Race Tour of Flanders, Gilbert Out

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PARIS, April 03, 2014 (AFP) - Britain's former Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins will race the Tour of Flanders on Sunday for the first time since 2005, his Sky team have confirmed. The 33-year-old, who became the first British rider to win the fabled Tour de France in 2012 will also use the race to prepare for the Paris-Roubaix, the following weekend, one of his principle early … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins Skipping The Tour of Catalonia

MILAN, March 22, 2014 (AFP) - Former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins and his Sky team have decided to withdraw the Olympic champion from the Tour of Catalonia which starts Monday, the British team announced on Saturday. The 33-year-old Englishman, who won the 2012 Tour as well as the Olympic time-trial gold medal, has set his sights on the upcoming Paris-Roubaix one-day classic on … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins Foresees Team Sky Women’s Team In Future

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LONDON, March 06, 2014 (AFP) - Former Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins believes that Team Sky will look to launch a women's team in the near future. Wiggins currently funds the Wiggle Honda team, home to Britain's current or former world champions Joanna Rowsell, Laura Trott, Dani King and Elinor Barker. Lotto-Belisol and Orica-GreenEDGE have already set up stand-alone … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins Opens His 2014 Season In Mallorca

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by Kieran CANNING MADRID, Feb 07, 2014 (AFP) - Four-time Olympic gold medallist and 2012 Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins will get his 2014 season up and running as the four-day Challenge Mallorca series gets underway on Sunday. Rather than the usual accumulation of times, the four-stage series on the Spanish island consists of four separate races allowing riders to be … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins Children ‘Taunted Over Armstrong’

LONDON, Feb 05, 2014 (AFP) - Former Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins has revealed that his children had to move schools after they were bullied in the wake of the Lance Armstrong drug revelations. Wiggins became the first British winner of the Tour in 2012, seven months before American rider Armstrong was stripped of his seven victories in the race after finally admitting to … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins Takes Tour of Britain Title

LONDON, Sept 22, 2013 (AFP) - Bradley Wiggins won his home Tour of Britain on Sunday as compatriot Mark Cavendish took his third stage victory of this year's race. Omega Pharma Quickstep sprint specialist Cavendish surged away from An Post Chain Reaction's Sam Bennett of Italy and Italian rider Elia Viviani of Cannondale to take victory in the closing stages of a race that culminated … [Read more...]

Mark Cavendish Edges Elia Viviani for Stage 7 of the Tour of Britain

Mark Cavendish beat Italy's Elia Viviani who won the penultimate stage of the Tour of Britain on Saturday. The British national champion just did enough to hold off the fast-finishing Viviani in Guildford, south of London, in a 155km stage that started Saturday at Epsom racecourse. Britain's Bradley Wiggins, the 2012 Olympic and Tour de France champion, finished in the pack to … [Read more...]

Simon Yates Wins the Tour of Britains First Mountain Stage, Wiggo Holds Overall

Up-and-coming British rider Simon Yates won the Tour of Britain's first 'mountain' stage as he crossed the line in front on Haytor Rocks in Dartmoor, southwest England, on Friday. Yates burst clear in the closing stages of a 137-kilometre sixth stage to win from Sky Pro Cycling's David Lopez with Martin Elmiger of IAM finishing third. But race leader Bradley Wiggins, the 2012 … [Read more...]

Sam Bennett Takes Stage 5 of the Tour of Britain, Wiggins Holds Lead

Irish rider Sam Bennett claimed the fifth stage of the Tour of Britain in the Welsh town of Caerphilly on Thursday, while Bradley Wiggins retained the overall lead. Bennett, from An Post-Chain Reaction, prevailed in a sprint finish ahead of Michal Golas (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) and Martin Elmiger (IAM Cycling) following a small breakaway. Wiggins held onto his 37-second advantage as … [Read more...]