Sir Bradley Wiggins joins Team England's track squad for Commonwealth Games

Sir Bradley Wiggins of Sky and Great Britain prepares to ride during stage one of the 2013 Giro d'Italia on May 4, 2013
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Team England and British Cycling confirm that Sir Bradley Wiggins has joined the track squad for the Commonwealth Games.

Team England and British Cycling have announced that Sir Bradley Wiggins has been added to the track squad for next month's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The 34-year-old, who won Olympic gold at London 2012, will compete in Scotland after being left out of Team Sky for the Tour de France.

British Cycling coach Shane Sutton said: "I'm very happy to be able to welcome Sir Bradley back to the track team for the Commonwealth Games. His addition will be a real morale boost to the rest of the track squad. The decision of who will ride what event will be made nearer the time."

Team England Chef de Mission Jan Paterson added: "We are delighted that Sir Bradley will be returning to the track for Team England in Glasgow. It's hugely exciting for the Team, the sport and spectators that they'll be able to see one of our finest athletes back in the Velodrome for the first time in a number of years."

Wiggins has won three silver medals at the Commonwealth Games in his career so far - two of which were clinched in the 2002 Manchester Games, and his first in Kuala Lumpur in 1998.

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