Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Wiggins to Tackle Yorkshire Ahead of Olympics ; Cycling

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Wiggins to Tackle Yorkshire Ahead of Olympics ; Cycling

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SIR Bradley Wiggins will ride in the second edition of the Tour de Yorkshire as he steps up his preparations for a fifth Olympic Games and a bid for another gold medal in Rio next summer.

The 35-year-old four-time Olympic champion, 2012 Tour de France winner and holder of the Hour record is increasing preparations as part of Great Britain's team pursuit squad.

Wiggins won gold in the four-man, 4km event at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing before focusing on the road and becoming the first British winner of the Tour before taking road time-trial gold at the London 2012 Games.

The three-day Tour de Yorkshire, which sthe race next spring.

Asked about his forthcoming plans and whether the Tour de Yorkshire was one of them, Wiggins said: "Yes, we'll be there. Team Wiggins. It was a great race this year and we'll be back there next year. …

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