Bradley Wiggins confirms he will ride Tour of Britain

Tour de France winner and Olympic time trial champion set to undertake 850-mile lap of honour

by Simon_MacMichael   August 19, 2012  

Bradley Wiggins punches the air after winning TdF stage 19 TT and the race ©Photosport Internatinal

Bradley Wiggins has confirmed that he will ride next month's Tour of Britain. The Tour de France winner and Olympic time trial champion's patticipation is certain to draw big crowds to the week-long race, which begins in Ipswich on Sunday 9th September and concludes the following Sunday in Guildford.

The Team Sky rider broke the news at today's inaugural Ride With Brad Sportive in Lancashire in aid of his Bradley Wiggins Foundation charity, reports BBC Sport, which quoted the 32-year as saying: "I'm doing the Tour of Britain. It'll be nice. I'll try to stay fit between now and then so I don't embarrass myself. It'll be good."

Wiggins made a brief trip home to Lancashire family following his win in Paris before heading to Surrey to prepare for the Olympic road race and time trial. Since winning the fourth Olympic gold of his career a two and a half weeks ago, he's been enjoying a bit of downtime, including a family holiday on Mallorca.

He had been due to ride in the Tour of Denmark, which starts on Wednesday, but last week Team Sky confirmed he would be sitting that race out.

You can find full details of the route of the 2012 Tour of Britain here.


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Dear Work

I can confirm that on Monday the 10th of september I will be sick

Under no circumstances are you to infer that this has anything to do with Bradley Wiggins racing in the Tour of Britain and the stage starting 1mile away from the office - purely coincidental.

You will be pleased to know that I will be better on Tuesday and will be back at my desk at the usual time of 9.05

Thanks for your understanding at this difficult time

posted by themartincox [493 posts]
20th August 2012 - 9:47


I will be on Dartmouth Harbour sat 15th Sept to cheer what will hopefully be a Sky stage win(Cav) plus Sky overall!

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [2198 posts]
20th August 2012 - 15:20