Vincenzo Nibali Leads the Charge On Team Sky In 2014

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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

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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

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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

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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...]