Wiggins to ride Tour of Britain

Wiggins will ride the Tour of Britain.

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Sir Bradley Wiggins will ride in the Aviva Tour of Britain, which begins in Wales on Sunday, race organisers have announced.

The 2012 Tour de France champion returns to the race he won in 2013, despite his focus switching from the road to the track as the Rio Olympics approach.

The 35-year-old is bidding for a fifth Olympic gold next summer and a British record eighth medal in all.

Wiggins, who was third in the race in 2014, will lead his eponymous team in their first appearance in the race, which begins in Beaumaris and finishes in central London on September 13.

Tour de Yorkshire will be big - Verity

After Yorkshire's Grand Depart of the Tour de France obliterated all expectations last summer, knowing what to expect from this weekend's inaugural Tour de Yorkshire seems almost impossible.

Created as a direct legacy of those two amazing days last July, when an entire county seemed to stop, paint itself yellow and line the roads to cheer on cycling's most famous race, this three-day event must inevitably be on a smaller scale.

The organisers are confident.

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Van Baarle wins Tour

Dylan Van Baarle's victory was confirmed as he finished safely in the peloton on a final stage won by Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano), the winner of stage one in Liverpool a week ago.

Dylan van Baarle will keep the yellow jersey.

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Van Baarle takes yellow heading into final day

Dylan Van Baarle of Garmin Sharp is presented with the yellow jersey.

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Omega Pharma-Quick Step's Julien Vermote won stage seven in Brighton from the breakaway, but the main action was behind as the peloton split in two and race leader Alex Dowsett - the Movistar rider who took the yellow jersey with a brilliant performance on Friday - was left behind.