Sir Bradley Wiggins to lead Team Sky at 2013 Tour of Britain

Sir Bradley Wiggins to lead Team Sky at 2013 Tour of Britain

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Sir Bradley Wiggins will lead a Team Sky squad which contains three Britons at the 2013 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 fellow Brits Ian Stannard and Josh Edmondson plus 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.

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

Sir Bradley Wiggins

"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."

The tenth anniversary Tour of Britain takes place over eight stages covering Scotland, England and Wales.

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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