Sir Bradley Wiggins to lead Team Sky in Tour of Britain

Wiggins to lead Team Sky in Tour of Britain
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Sir Bradley Wiggins is to lead Team Sky in Tour of Britain, which begins on September 15.

Sir Bradley Wiggins has been chosen to lead Team Sky in the Tour of Britain, which gets underway next week.

The Olympic champion will head a six-man team, with three British riders competing, following his absence from the Tour de France, which was won by teammate Chris Froome.

Wiggins will be joined by Ian Stannard, Josh Edmondson, Bernhard Eisel, Mathew Hayman and David Lopez for the race starting Sunday, September 15.

"I'm really looking forward to the Tour of Britain," said Wiggins. "It's a race I'm fond of and it's nice to see it growing in stature each year.

"I'm coming into the race feeling really good. It finishes in close proximity to the world time trial championships which is my main late-season goal. The Tour of Britain is always a tough event and I'm looking forward to getting started."

The tour includes stages in Scotland, England and Wales.

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