Sir Bradley Wiggins completed victory in the Tour of Britain as Mark Cavendish won the 88-kilometre final stage in central London.
Chorley knight Sir Bradley Wiggins has hinted he may never take part in the Tour de France again.
Chorley cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins is at a 'crisis point' in career, says a former coach.
Sir Bradley Wiggins remains in pole position to win the Tour of Britain after Stage 5 of the competition.
The rider from Chorley finished in 7th as cyclists made their way through the Welsh Hills.
Wiggins remains the overall leader, 37 seconds ahead of his Team Sky colleague Ian Stannard.
Sir Bradley Wiggins has made a triumphant return to the region.
He won stage three of the Tour of Britain today. The time trial took the Chorley rider through a very soggy Knowsley Safari Park.
The Manx missile, Mark Cavendish was also in action. An exciting sight for thousands of people and animals alike.
Tim Scott reports
Sir Bradley Wiggins produced a dominant performance to win the Tour of Britain time trial and go top of the general classification.
The Team Sky rider clocked 19 minutes 54.20 seconds over stage three - a 16kilometre course that started and ended in Knowsley Safari Park.
That was enough to propel him into the gold jersey, a position he will now aim to defend over the next five days of racing.
Wiggins, who has endured a difficult season including a failed bid at the Giro d'Italia, was 32 seconds ahead of team-mate and fellow Briton Ian Stannard, who registered 20mins 26secs.
Sir Bradley Wiggins has described his withdrawal from the Tour de France as "almost a relief" after admitting defeat in his bid for full fitness.
Team Sky confirmed Wiggins would not be taking part in the event he won last year after struggling with a chest infection and a knee injury.
The Team Sky principal says it's incredibly sad not to have him lining up.
Bradley Wiggins says it's a relief to be ruled out of the Tour de France after his struggle with illness and injury.
– Bradley Wiggins
“It’s a huge disappointment not to make the Tour de France. I desperately wanted be there, for the team and for all the fans along the way - but It’s not going to happen.
“I can’t train the way I need to train and I’m not going to be ready. Once you accept that, it’s almost a relief not having to worry about the injury and the race against time.
“I’ve been through this before, when I broke my collarbone, so I know how it works. I’ll get this sorted, set new goals for this season and focus on those.”