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Wiggins to ride in Tour of Britain

Sir Bradley Wiggins has been confirmed as the latest face taking part in the Tour of Britain.

The 2012 Tour de France champion, who recently won his eighth Olympic medal, will ride in Britain’s biggest professional cycle race for his own Team WIGGINS.

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Alongside him will be teammates Owain Doull - who finished third overall in the Tour of Britain in 2015 - and 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.

We are delighted to be welcoming two of our Olympic Champions to the Tour of Britain just three weeks after their success in Rio.

As a former winner of the Tour of Britain it is always a pleasure to welcome Sir Bradley Wiggins back to Britain’s biggest race, while Owain Doull was the star of the 2015 Tour, showing he has a very bright future ahead of him.

– Mick Bennett, Tour of Britain Race Director

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Tour of Britain returns to West today

The Tour of Britain returns to the West today - stage six begins at Bath's Royal Cresent this morning - the start of 128 miles of racing. The 100 elite cyclists will be weaving along Wiltshire's country lanes en route. Businesses are taking advantage of the event - one brewery's even making a Tour beer.

Philip Downes from Box Steam Brewery tells us more about the drink:

Where to watch the Tour of Britain on Friday

Stage 6 starts in Bath Credit: ITV News

The Tour of Britain riders will depart from The Royal Crescent in Bath at 10.15am. Racing proper begins at 10.40 from Claverton Down Road. Other provisional timings: Bradford on Avon 10.47am Trowbridge 10.54am Hilperton 11.01am Seend 11.13am Devizes 11.20am Pewsey 11.51am

From Bath the cyclist head east into Wiltshire Credit: ITV News
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