Sir Brad confirms his Tour of Britain place

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Lancashire’s cycling legend Sir Bradley Wiggins has confirmed his participation in the Tour of Britain.

The tour gets under way on Sunday September 4 in Glasgow.

The Eccleston-based star will feature alongside Owain Doull and Jonathan Dibben.

The 2012 Tour de France champion, who recently won his eighth Olympic medal as he took Gold in the Team Pursuit in Rio for Great Britain alongside Doull, will ride in Britain’s biggest professional cycle race for his own Team WIGGINS.

Alongside him will be Doull, who finished third overall in the Tour of Britain in 2015 and won the Chain Reaction Cycles Points Jersey. The 23-year-old Welshman put in a stunningly consistent performance last September to finish in the top 10 on all bar one stage, helping him to an overall podium and top Brit.

Joining Wiggins and Doull will be 22-year-old Jonathan Dibben who will be riding his third Tour of Britain.

The remaining three riders in the Team WIGGINS line-up will be confirmed closer to the race.

2016 will be the ninth edition of the modern Tour of Britain ridden by Sir Bradley Wiggins, with the five time Olympic Champion having ridden in the past four editions.

Tour of Britain Race Director Mick Bennett said; “We are delighted to be welcoming two of our Olympic Champions to the Tour of Britain.”