Sir Bradley Wiggins to ride in the Tour of Britain

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Sir Bradley Wiggins will ride in the Aviva Tour of Britain, which begins in Wales on Sunday, race organisers have announced.

The 2012 Tour de France champion returns to the race he won in 2013, despite his focus switching from the road to the track as the Rio Olympics approach.

The 35-year-old is bidding for a fifth Olympic gold next summer and a British record eighth medal in all.


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He won his first gold in Athens 11 years ago, and has also collected gold medals in Beijing and London in 2008 and 2012. 

Wiggins, who was third in the race in 2014, will lead his eponymous team in their first appearance in the race, which begins in Beaumaris and finishes in central London on September 13.

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