Bradley Wiggins Has Sights Set High At Tour of California

by Rebecca BRYAN LOS ANGELES, May 09, 2014 (AFP) - Former Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins says he's looking forward to tackling the Tour of California that starts on Sunday, claiming it's an opportunity to fly the Sky flag Stateside. "It's an important event for the team and we want to put in a good performance in front of the American fans and our co-owners 21st Century … [Read more...]

2014 Tour of California Setting Up to Be Most Competitive

The Glory of the Tour of California

International Cycling Superstars Lead the Field of 128, Including World and National Champions, Olympians and Grand Tour Podium Finishers LOS ANGELES (May 6, 2014) – California is preparing to welcome the most accomplished field of cycling superstars ever to compete on U.S. soil for the 2014 Amgen Tour of California set to take place May 11-18. The Amgen Tour of California is the largest … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins Leads Team Sky In Tour of California

LOS ANGELES, May 05, 2014 (AFP) - Former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins will lead the Sky team in the Tour of California that starts on Sunday in Sacramento, organizers said Monday. Britain's Wiggins was among the field of 128 cyclists announced for the eight-day, 720-mile (1,159 km) race that will conclude on May 18 in Thousand Oaks, west of Los Angeles. Joining Wiggins are … [Read more...]

Wiggins Vows To Earn Team Sky Tour De France Spot

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

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

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

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...]