Sir Bradley Wiggins to lead strong Team line-up for Tour of Britain

Sir Bradley Wiggins will lead a strong Team Sky squad at the Tour of Britain which begins on Sunday 15 September in Peebles, Scotland.

The 33-year-old will line up as part of a six-man squad featuring three British riders in the team’s home tour.

The race is a great opportunity for the team to thank UK fans for their continued support, taking in stages in Scotland, England and Wales over eight tough days. 

Sir Bradley Wiggins will be joined in a six-man line up by:  Ian Stannard, Josh Edmondson, Bernhard Eisel, Mathew Hayman and David Lopez.

Speaking about the Tour of Britain Sir Bradley Wiggins said:  "I'm really looking forward to the Tour of Britain; it's a race I’m fond of and it’s nice to see it growing in stature each year.

"The crowds and the roads make it special and it’s always very humbling to see the fantastic support that we get from the public.

"I’m coming into the race feeling really good.  It finishes in close proximity to the world time trial championships which is my main late-season goal.

"The Tour of Britain is always a tough event and I’m looking forward to getting started."

Fellow British rider Ian Stannard added:  "The Tour of Britain has become a massive event in the cycling calendar and I’m really excited to be racing at home.

"There’s a real enthusiasm for cycling at the moment – especially following Brad and Froomey’s Tour wins and the Olympics – so I’m really looking forward to competing again on British roads.

"We race all over the world but it’s always nice to compete in front of your home fans.  With such a high-level race in the UK naturally I want to be there."

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