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Sir Bradley Wiggins to ride 2016 Tour of Britain

Fellow Rio gold medallist Owain Doull will also take part

Fresh from winning his eighth Olympic medal in Rio, Sir Bradley Wiggins will take part in this year’s Tour of Britain from Sunday September 4. Fellow team pursuit gold medallist Owain Doull and points race world champion Jon Dibben will also be part of the Team Wiggins line-up.

This will be the ninth edition of the modern Tour of Britain in which Wiggins has taken part. Doull, meanwhile, finished third overall last year as well as taking the points classification.

Race Director Mick Bennett said:

"We are delighted to be welcoming two of our Olympic champions to the Tour of Britain just three weeks after their success in Rio.

"As a former winner of the Tour of Britain it is always a pleasure to welcome Sir Bradley Wiggins back to Britain's biggest race, while Owain Doull was the star of the 2015 Tour, showing he has a very bright future ahead of him.”

Mark Cavendish is another Olympic medallist who is due to ride. The Manxman is part of a Team Dimension Data line-up that will also include Steve Cummings.

Later in the year, Cavendish will also be riding the Six Days of Ghent, where Wiggins will be drawing his professional racing career to a close.

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