Tour of Britain: 17 teams announced

The Tour of Britain’s growing stature in cycling has been reflected in the news that ten WorldTour teams will line up on the startline of the race this year. Organisers confirmed 17 teams so far with three more squads to be announced in the coming weeks. Team Sky, Dimension Data, Giant Alpecin and Movistar are among the elite squads that will take part in the Tour of Britain that...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Armitstead, Hayman and Wiggins headline Tour de Yorkshire

Lizzie Armitstead, Paris-Roubaix winner Matthew Hayman and Bradley Wiggins will headline a strong line-up at the second edition of the Tour de Yorkshire, which will be held between April 29 and May 1.  The first Tour de Yorkshire was held last year, off the back of successfully hosting the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart. Lars Petter Nordhaug (Team Sky) came out victorious overall...
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April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Wiggins says he would not have returned to team pursuit without Salzwedel

Bradley Wiggins has said that he would not have returned to the Great Britain team pursuit squad had it not been for the appointment of Heiko Salzwedel as British Cycling’s endurance coach in late 2014. Wiggins had worked with Salzwedel during each of the German’s previous two stints with British Cycling, and Salzwedel was also part of the team that prepared Wiggins for his...
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February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

20 riders for Team WIGGINS in 2016

The 20 riders of the Team WIGGINS squad were named today in the official launch of the 2016 team launch today. The British development squad, started by Sir Bradley Wiggins, made their debut last season with four victories - one from Andrew Tennant and three by Owain Doull, who also won the points classification and was third overall at Tour of Britain. Wiggins hopes to keep the...
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February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Bradley Wiggins wins world road time trial, Spain

PONFERRADA, Spain (AP) Bradley Wiggins of Britain powered across the finish line 26.23 seconds ahead of his nearest rival to claim his first road cycling world title on Wednesday with a convincing victory in the time-trial event. Wiggins, who won silver in 2011 and 2013, clocked 56 minutes, 25 seconds to take the title off second-place Tony Martin of Germany, who was bidding for...
Via Associated Press
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Dutch rider Dylan Van Baarle wins Tour of Britain

LONDON -- Dutch rider Dylan van Baarle won the Tour of Britain on Sunday, holding onto the lead despite a strong time trial by former champion Bradley Wiggins on a final day featuring two stages in central London. Van Baarle, who rides for Garmin-Sharp, finished 10 seconds clear of Poland's Michal Kwiatkowski. Wiggins was third, a further 12 seconds back. Wiggins, the Tour de France...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Wiggins children bullied after Armstrong scandal

Former Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins says he had to find a new school for his children after they were ''harassed and bullied'' following the Lance Armstrong doping scandal. Speaking from a training camp in Spain, Wiggins said he moved his two children Ben and Isabella to another school last year because they were repeatedly asked whether their father had used drugs like...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Tour de France champion Froome signs new Sky deal

Tour de France winner Chris Froome leads a list of 10 riders who have signed new contracts with Team Sky for 2014. Peter Kennaugh, David Lopez and Ian Stannard, who helped Froome succeed teammate Bradley Wiggins as Britain's second Tour winner, have also extended their contracts. Froome says ''this is the right place for me to continue to grow as a rider.'' The other riders who...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Olympic gold medalist Wiggins left 'shaking' after being knighted

British cyclist Bradley Wiggins has been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace that left last year's Tour de France and Olympic champion "shaking" and "uncomfortable." Wiggins was honored for services to cycling after winning seven Olympic medals and becoming the first Briton to win the Tour -- the sport's biggest event. The 33-year-old Wiggins says...
Via Associated Press
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

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