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Cycling: Wiggins foresees Team Sky women's team

Former Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins believes that Team Sky will look to launch a women's team in the near future. Wiggins currently funds the Wiggle Honda team, home to Britain's current or former world champions Joanna Rowsell, Laura Trott, Dani King and Elinor Barker. Lotto-Belisol and Orica-GreenEDGE have already set up stand-alone women's teams and Wiggins believes that Sky could be set to follow suit.

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.

British riders abandon world road race

FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) - Tour de France champion Chris Froome pulled out of the elite road race at the cycling world championships with some 100 kilometers left as the British team all abandoned the event on Sunday. Froome pulled out with six 16.6-km laps remaining, following Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish on the way to the team bus. "Tough race out there, really dangerous once we reached the circuit, the rain has been relentless," said Froome.

Cycling: Yates wins Tour sixth stage as Wiggins stays top

Up-and-coming British rider Simon Yates won the Tour of Britain's first 'mountain' stage as he crossed the line in front on Haytor Rocks in Dartmoor, southwest England, on Friday. Yates burst clear in the closing stages of a 137-kilometre sixth stage to win from Sky Pro Cycling's David Lopez with Martin Elmiger of IAM finishing third. But race leader Bradley Wiggins, the 2012 Olympic and Tour de France champion, was just seven seconds behind Yates as he maintained his place at the top of the overall standings.

Wiggins keeps overall Tour of Britain lead

(Reuters) - Bradley Wiggins kept the overall lead in the Tour of Britain after finishing Friday's stage six in seventh behind home rider Simon Yates. Briton Wiggins, the 2012 Tour de France champion, leads Switzerland's Martin Elmiger by 32 seconds with two stages left to race. Yates, points race world champion, attacked in the final kilometer of the stage to Haytor on Dartmoor in the south west of England to take victory in the race's first summit finish. (Writing by Alison Wildey; editing by Justin Palmer)

Cycling: Bennett wins Tour of Britain stage five

Irish rider Sam Bennett claimed the fifth stage of the Tour of Britain in the Welsh town of Caerphilly on Thursday, while Bradley Wiggins retained the overall lead. Bennett, from An Post-Chain Reaction, prevailed in a sprint finish ahead of Michal Golas (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) and Martin Elmiger (IAM Cycling) following a small breakaway. Wiggins held onto his 37-second advantage as Team Sky, orchestrated by Ian Stannard, managed to hold the peloton together. Stannard is second in the overall classification, six seconds ahead of Swiss rider Elmiger.

Wiggins roars into lead in Safari Park time trial

(Reuters) - Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins took the lead in the Tour of Britain after a rain-soaked time trial through Cheshire's Knowsley Safari park on Tuesday. The Team Sky leader finished the 16 kms course in 19.54 minutes with team mate and fellow-Briton Ian Stannard 32 seconds behind. Wiggins, who lay in 12th place overall before the stage began, shrugged off any effects from a fall on Monday's stage in the Lake District.

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.

Cycling: Tour of Britain results

Leading results from the third stage of the Tour of Britain, a 16km time trial around Knowsley on Tuesday: Stage 1. Bradley Wiggins (GBR/Sky) 19min 54sec, 2. Ian Stannard (GBR/Sky) at 36sec, 3. Jack Bauer (NZL/Garmin Sharp) 42, 4. Martin Elmiger (SUI/IAM Cycling) 54, 5. Alex Dowsett (GBR/Movistar) 56 Overall standings: 1. Bradley Wiggins (GBR/Sky) 11hr 25min 54sec, 2. Ian Stannard (GBR/Sky) at 37sec, 3. Martin Elmiger (SUI/IAM Cycling) 47, 4. Jack Bauer (NZL/Garmin Sharp) 55, 5. Alex Dowsett (GBR/Movistar) 57 afp

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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