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Updated: 20/08/2012 17:07 | By pa.press.net

Wiggins set for Tour of Britain



Bradley Wiggins has been given some time off since his Olympics triumph

Bradley Wiggins has been given some time off since his Olympics triumph

Tour de France and Olympic time trial champion Bradley Wiggins has announced he will compete in cycling's Tour of Britain next month.

The 32-year-old has been given extra time off by Team Sky following his hugely successful summer and is not participating in the Tour of Denmark next week.

His return to competitive action is now set to come on home soil in the eight-stage event which begins in Ipswich on September 9.

Wiggins made the announcement as he launched the inaugural 'Ride with Brad' mass participation public cycling event in Barnoldswick, Lancashire.

When asked what his next plans were, Wiggins said: "I'm doing the Tour of Britain now.

"It'll be nice. I'll try to stay fit between now and then so I don't embarrass myself! It'll be good."

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19/08/2012 12:08
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It'll be an eight stage Olympic and TdeF victory parade.
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Its not nice to see all these middle aged men like Christopher Williams, clad in Lycra and all copying Bradley Wiggins. I heard Christopher Williams, was given a caution by the : Somerset and Avon police, for importuning while clad in Lycra, with his nubian partner.
19/08/2012 16:29
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Well good luck and we are rooting for your success
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Free Speech Please, so you think that running involves no skill or danger? So tactics in running (e.g. whether to stay at the back or stay with the leaders, when to make one's move) are not skills? The possibility of tripping up/being tripped up in middle or long distance races, banging one's head against the kerbside and dying involves no danger, does it? I agree that there are more chances for things to go wrong in cycling e.g. the no. of crashes in the peloton or some stupid idiot throwing tacks into the cyclists' paths, but to say that there is no skill in running is rather wide of the mark (and I don't mean Cavendish!). You also say that cyclists and rowers don't get the same acclaim as say runners, so why do we have SIR Chris Hoy and SIR Steve Redgrave? Things may well change as a result of the Olympics, but the only runner in recent times to get the equivalent national acclaim was Dame Kelly Holmes.
19/08/2012 16:46
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Finally we get to see an Olymic cyclist.  In my opinion the cyclists are the most deserving of their medals for not only winning their races but they also risk life and limb.  I don't know why a lot of the media seem to want to focus in on Mo, Jessica and Usain as if nobody else did anything.  Great they did well and I applaud them but if there is going to be focus on any one sport then surely running would be the last one as it does not involve skill or danger. The cyclists and rowers gave us the most medals yet don't seem to get the same acclaim.  I can only put it down to political correctness but if I am wrong then somebody please put me right.  Congrats Laura and Jason for getting 2 gold medals each.  P.S. does anyone know why no Rod Stewart music was included in the opening or closing ceremonies?
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Christopher Williams, I am sure you did not get out of the : Inn On The Green, with your virginity intact, as a lot of very queer folk patronise the place. In the village, its called : Brown Hatters, still I am sure you and your splendid nubian buck were well accomodated.
19/08/2012 14:11
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    Please,  oh please,   will somebody teach the ignorant majority of this Country how to fly the Union Flag   THE  RIGHT  WAY  UP.    More than half  are upside down, which is a calculated insult to the United Kingdom.
19/08/2012 19:37
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I would urge anyone who doesn't live in some 5hit hole like London to get on a bike to keep fit. It doesn't matter what age you are, get some Lycra shorts on and get peddling. I guarantee that your firmer thighs will get you much admiration and a queue will form of people begging you for it.
19/08/2012 14:53
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dont care were he rides  can we now stop making these people out to be more than what they are just  sport man and woman they will make their money just like the beckhams and the rest of them and not gave a dam about the rest of the world.
19/08/2012 12:23
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The race is shorty to be renamed   " The Tour de Pharmacy ", both in the UK and France.
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