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The special message awaiting Sir Bradley Wiggins as the Tour of Britain reaches Ide

The Tour of Britain is making it's way through Devon today, and the village of Ide has a special message for one of the riders:

'FAREWELL SIR BRADLEY' Credit: ITV News

Sir Bradley Wiggins is retiring from road cycling after the Tour of Britain.

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Bradley Wiggins withdraws from Tour of Britain

Tour de France winner and Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins has withdrawn from the sixth stage of the Tour of Britain today with a stomach bug his team have announced. The seventh stage is due to take place in Devon from Barnstaple to Dartmouth.

Bradley Wiggins Credit: Joel Ryan/AP/Press Association Images

Team Sky wrote on Twitter: "Unfortunately Bradley Wiggins was unable to start stage six of the Tour of Britain today after picking up a stomach bug."

The 32-year-old won the Tour on July 22 and his fourth Olympic gold on 1 August.