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London's own cycling star Bradley Wiggins will receive his knighthood today.
The Olympic gold medallist and Tour de France winner will be honoured for services to cycling in an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace this morning.
Team Sky, who Sir Bradley Wiggins cycles for, has announced that the Olympic champion has "been withdrawn" from the Giro d'Italia due to a chest infection.
The team's principal Sir Dave Brailsford said: “We monitored Bradley overnight and this morning we’ve withdrawn him from the Giro after consulting the team doctor. His chest infection has been getting worse and our primary concern is always the health of our riders.
“Bradley will return to the UK today for treatment and to rest and we hope to have him back on the road as soon as possible. As a passionate racer he wanted to continue but he is simply unable to do so on medical grounds.”
The team principal of the Sky cycling team has said that Sir Bradley Wiggins will not lead the team at this year's Tour De France. Even though the Londoner won the Tour last year, Sir Dave Brailsford said his team-mate Chris Froome would lead the team instead.
That means Wiggins will be expected to support Froome throughout the race - a role that Froome did for Wiggins last year.
Brailsford told Teamsky.com: “As always the team selection is a management decision and it will be evidence-based. However it is crucial there is clarity of purpose and for that reason we will go to the Tour with one leader.
"Taking that into consideration and given Chris’ step up in performances this year, our plan, as it has been since January is to have him lead the Tour de France team."
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Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins is in hospital after a crash on a Lancashire road.
It is thought the Londoner has suffered a number of broken ribs and cuts and bruises.
The 32-year-old Tour de France champion was involved in a collision with a Vauxhall Astra in Lancashire.
Bradley Wiggins, the cyclist who raced his way into the record books this summer, is being recognised at a gala evening in North London.
Wiggins is the only cyclist to win the Tour de France and an Olympic Gold medal in the same year.
He spoke to London Tonight ahead of a party to celebrate his achievements.
Politicians and cyclists have entered a debate about wearing safety helmets, after gold medal winner Bradley Wiggins suggested they should be made compulsory.
His comments follow the death of a cyclist who collided with an Olympic shuttle bus.
Wiggins said a lot of London's bike riders don't help themselves by the way they behave on the road.
Ronke Phillips reports.
The Mayor of London has said there are no plans to make it compulsory to wear a cycling helmet.
Boris Johnson's comments came after Olympic gold medal winner Bradley Wiggins claimed it should be made law for all cyclists to wear the head gear.
Ronke Phillips has the story.