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Cycling: Wiggins vows to earn Team Sky Tour place

Former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins vowed to earn his place on the Sky team to support defending champion Chris Froome in July after finishing ninth at Paris-Roubaix. Wiggins put in an impressive showing at Sunday's 'Hell of the North' by coming home in a 10-strong group 20 seconds behind winner Niki Terpstra.

Cycling: Wiggins to skip Tour of Catalonia

Former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins and his Sky team have decided to withdraw the Olympic champion from the Tour of Catalonia which starts Monday, the British team announced on Saturday. The 33-year-old Englishman, who won the 2012 Tour as well as the Olympic time-trial gold medal, has set his sights on the upcoming Paris-Roubaix one-day classic on April 13.

Wiggins plans on riding at Commonwealth Games

(Reuters) - Olympic champion and 2012 Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins says he intends to ride at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this year. "I haven't got a gold medal from the Commonwealths so it would be nice to add that on, and it's a couple of days after the Tour so for the sake of carrying on for a few more days and doing it," the 33-year-old Team Sky rider told Cycling News. "I forgot about the Commonwealths, I'm glad you reminded me actually because I've got to fill a form in otherwise I can't ride it."

Wiggins's kids bullied after Armstrong drugs admission

(Reuters) - The children of British cyclist Bradley Wiggins were bullied and had to move schools following Lance Armstrong's admission last year that he had taken drugs while winning the Tour de France seven times. The four-times Olympic gold medal winner and 2012 Tour champion said his son and daughter were asked if their father had taken drugs like the American, who has since been stripped of his titles. "That (Tour win) changed everything," Wiggins told reporters during a Team Sky pre-season training camp in Majorca.

Cycling: Wiggins children 'taunted over Armstrong'

Former Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins has revealed that his children had to move schools after they were bullied in the wake of the Lance Armstrong drug revelations. Wiggins became the first British winner of the Tour in 2012, seven months before American rider Armstrong was stripped of his seven victories in the race after finally admitting to extensive doping. Wiggins said that his increased public profile in Britain, coupled with the fall-out from the Armstrong affair, made life "horrendous" for his two children.

Cycling: Knighthood won't stop Wiggins training ride

British cyclist Bradley Wiggins said he would be back in the saddle hours after being knighted by Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday. Wiggins, sporting a closely-cropped beard and moustache and a natty brown suit, was honoured for services to cycling in a career that has included seven Olympic medals and becoming the first Briton to win the Tour de France, in 2012.

Cycling: Wiggins takes control of Tour of Britain

Home favourite Bradley Wiggins took control of the Tour of Britain after dominating the time-trial third stage on Tuesday. The Team Sky rider clocked 19min 54.2sec around the 16km course in northern England, leaving him 33sec ahead of fellow Briton Ian Stannard in the overall standings. "Admittedly it's not been a great season up to now for one reason or another," said Wiggins, who had a failed bid at the Giro d'Italia, but is now shaping up well for a tilt at the World Championships in Florence later this month.

Wiggins almost quit 2012 Tour after Froome attack

LONDON (Reuters) - Bradley Wiggins threatened to quit the 2012 Tour de France because of the aggressive riding of team mate Chris Froome, according to Team Sky's former sports director Sean Yates. Froome, who finished second overall to Wiggins before going on to win this year's race, caused a storm when appearing to attack his team mate on a mountainous Stage 11 rather than help his British compatriot retain the yellow jersey.

Cycling: Wiggins 'almost quit 2012 Tour', claims Yates

Tour de France 2012 champion Bradley Wiggins almost withdrew from the race in a row over team-mate Chris Froome, former Team Sky general manager Sean Yates said in extracts from his new book published on Thursday. Wiggins was Sky's team leader during the race but Yates claims that an unplanned attack from Froome during stage 11 in the Alps made him threaten to pull out. In an extract from his book serialised in The Times newspaper, Yates says Wiggins responded to the incident by sending him a text message that read: "I think it would be better for everyone if I went home."

Cycling: Wiggins to return to track for Olympics - report

Former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins is planning a return to the track ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics, he told a British newspaper in an interview published Monday. Wiggins made history last year when he became the first ever Briton to win the sport's greatest stage race, but he has since been surpassed by compatriot and Sky teammate Chris Froome, who triumphed at this year's Grand Boucle. Wiggins, now 33, admits he cannot challenge Froome for the Team Sky leadership and says he will now aim to add to his four Olympic gold medals.
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