Bradley Wiggins named in Commonwealth Games squad

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His gold medal ride at London 2012 (©GettyImages)
His gold medal ride at London 2012 (©GettyImages).

Olympic time trial champion Sir Bradley Wiggins has been named in England's Commonwealth squad squad for this summer's games in Scotland.

Wiggins will attempt to achieve what Team GB failed to do in the summer and win a gold in the men's road race.

The Brits attempted to work release world champion sprinter Mark Cavendish to cross the line first, but felt hard done by as no other country helped them at the front of the peloton. 

Wiggins will not ride in this year's Tour de France after Team Sky's decision to overlook him and keep current champion Chris Froome as the number one rider.

The reasons for this are yet unclear, but one one of the possible answers is because there is friction between the pair which dates back to the 2012 Tour.

The future champion felt he had been abandoned by Froome and even threatened to quit the Tour he would go on to win.

Froome has commented that he spotted a mental weakness, are not words which are going to improve the friendship between the two.  

Both the Commonwealth Games and the Tour de France overlap so it is unlikely if we will see the duo ride together in the same team. 

The England Commonwealth Games cyclist team is one of the most decorated, with eight gold medalists riding. 

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