The Tour of Britain is to kick start next month and the newly crowned Olympic team pursuit gold medalist from Great Britain Bradley Wiggins has confirmed his participation.
This will be the first road race that Wiggins will participate in 4 months. This will also be his first race that he will take part in after winning the gold medal at Rio Olympics. He will be joining Mark Cavendish for the Tour of Britain week long race. His gold medal partner Owain Doull will also be in the starting lineup of this most anticipated race.
Tour of Britain race director, Mick Bennett, said that he is very happy that the two Olympic Champions are taking part in the week long race just after their successful Rio Olympics. It gives him immense pleasure to welcome Sir Bradley Wiggins to the biggest race in Britain. Bradley is also the former winner of this prestigious Britain race. Owain Doull has also proved his mettle by turning out to be the star of the show in 2015. He will be starting the Tour of Britain race for the eighth time in his career.
Wiggins was victorious in 2013 when the race was held in his hometown. This will be the last race that Doull will be taking part as a member of the Wiggins team. He will be moving to the World Tour level for the next season with Team Sky. There is no doubt that this week long race will be followed by many after hearing the news that five tine Olympic champion Wiggins will be taking part in the race as a starter.
With the likes of Doull, Jon Dibben, Cavendish, Boy van Poppel, Steve Cummings, Andre Geripel and Mark McNally taking part in the Tour of Britain, the race that starts on September 4 in Glasgow and ends on 11 September in London is sure to grab a lot of eyeballs.