Bradley Wiggins set to ride at Commonwealth Games

Bradley Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins

First published in Sport

SIR Bradley Wiggins is set to take place in the Commonwealth Games, a week after the Tour de France finishes.

Chorley’s Wiggins, who won the Olympic time trial in 2012, when he also won the Tour, confirmed he is set to take part in either the time trial or the road race in Glasgow this summer.

Indeed the 33-year-old could even compete in both.

Wiggins won silver medals in the 1998 and 2002 Commonwealth Games and has a British record seven Olympic medals.

Of the Commonwealth Games, he said: “It’s a nice thing to have within the UK. “It’ll be nice to add that (gold) and it’s a couple of days after the Tour, so it’s just for the sake of carrying on for a few more days and doing it.”

Wiggins is not yet confirmed to race this year’s Tour, which begins in Yorkshire and ends in Paris on July 27.

Fellow Brit Chris Froome is set to lead Team Sky’s bid for a third consecutive Tour victory meaning Wiggins would likely find himself in a support role.

The Commonwealth Games time trial takes place on July 31 and the road race on August 3.

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