Team Sky’s Bradley Wiggins To Race At Paris-Nice

Paris, March 3, 2015 (AFP) - Bradley Wiggins, the first Briton to win the Tour de France, was named Tuesday in Sky's team for the six stage Paris-Nice event which begins Sunday. Sky leader Chris Froome meanwhile will take part in the Tirreno-Adriatico, which begins in Italy on Wednesday and which also features Vuelta champion Alberto Contador, Tour de France champion Vicenzo Nibali and … [Read more...]

Sir Bradley Wiggins Signs New Deal With Team Sky

A Sufferring Bradley Wiggins

Sir Bradley Wiggins has signed a contract extension that will see him ride with Team Sky up to and including Paris-Roubaix 2015. Wiggins joined Team Sky for its inaugural season in 2010 and created history with the team in 2012 when he became the first British rider to win the Tour de France. During his time with Team Sky he has claimed 23 victories and has amassed one of the most … [Read more...]

Vincenzo Nibali Leads the Charge On Team Sky In 2014


by Barnaby CHESTERMAN PARIS, Dec 16, 2014 (AFP) - After two years of Sky dominance, 2014 was the season that the rest fought back and but for the Astana doping scandals, would have gone down as a vintage edition. Team Sky had in many eyes taken the drama out of the Tour de France by guiding Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome to dominant victories in 2012 and 2013 … [Read more...]

Paris-Roubaix And Hour Record New Goals For Bradley Wiggins

PONFERRADA, Spain, Sept 25, 2014 (AFP) - Having finally added the world title to his Olympic timetrial crown from two years ago, Bradley Wiggins has set himself two new targets: winning Paris-Roubaix and setting a new hour record. The 34-year-old Briton beat three-time reigning champion Tony Martin of Germany to the world title in Ponferrada, Spain, on Wednesday, with Dutch … [Read more...]

Missing Le Tour Helped Bradley Wiggins Win World ITT


by Barnaby CHESTERMAN PONFERRADA, Spain, Sept 24, 2014 (AFP) - Bradley Wiggins said that his exclusion from Sky's Tour de France team in July had a silver lining as it enabled him to dethrone Tony Martin at the world timetrial championships. The Olympic champion had twice before finished runner-up to the German -- in 2011 and 2013 -- but he finished 26sec clear of Martin on the … [Read more...]

Olympic Champ Bradley Wiggins Adds World Time-Trial Title


by Barnaby CHESTERMAN PONFERRADA, Spain, Sept 24, 2014 (AFP) - Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins ended Tony Martin's three-year reign by winning the world time-trial title in Ponferrada, Spain on Wednesday. The 34-year-old Briton, the Tour de France champion in 2012, had twice finished second to Martin in 2011 and 2013, but he finally landed his first world title. … [Read more...]

Chris Froome Leads British Assault On Road World Championships

LONDON, Sept 17, 2014 (AFP) - Former Tour de France champions Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins were named in the Great Britain team for the Road World Championships in Spain that was announced on Wednesday. But while Froome, who recently came second in the Tour of Spain behind Alberto Contador, will spearhead a nine-man team in the men's road race, Wiggins will only feature in the … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins Bids Farewell To Road For Track


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


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...]