Cycling

Sir Bradley Wiggins to lead Team Sky

Wiggins to lead team at Tour of Britain (©GettyImages)
Wiggins to lead team at Tour of Britain (©GettyImages).

Sir Bradley Wiggins will lead Team Sky for the Tour of Britain which begins on September 15 in Scotland.

The Olympic time-trial gold medallist will head a team of six - including Britons Ian Stannard and Josh Edmondson, with Australia's Mathew Hayman, Spain's David López and the Austrian Bernhard Eisel.

Unable to defend his 2012 Tour de France victory through injury, Wiggins returned to cycling in the Tour of Poland five weeks ago where he won the time trial.

The eight-day race begins in Peebles in the Scottish Borders.

"It's a race I'm fond of and it's nice to see it growing," Wiggins said.

"The crowds and the roads make it special and it's always very humbling to see the fantastic support that we get from the public.

"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."

Wiggins announced last month that he would be quitting road cycling at the end of the 2014 season to return to the track in a bid to win a fifth Olympic gold medal at Rio 2016.

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