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...
Via Cycling News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Wiggins open to the idea of racing in 2017

Bradley Wiggins has told Cyclingnews that he is open to the idea of continuing racing in 2017. The former Tour de France winner is targeting a gold medal in the Olympic Games this summer as part of the Great Britain Olympic pursuit team but his initial plans centred around retiring this season with Rio and a few subsequent events acting as a swansong for the former Team Sky leader...
Via Cycling News
16 days ago  |  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...
Via Cycling News
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Wiggins nears target weight for Rio Olympics

Bradley Wiggins is well on his way to reaching his target weight for the team pursuit at Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro later this year. In contrast to his time as a general classification contender, Wiggins is working on bulking up for the track and has put on almost 12 kilograms since his last stage race victory, which came at the 2014 Tour of California. Wiggins said in December...
Via Cycling News
January 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

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...
Via Associated Press
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...
Via Associated Press
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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