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Wiggins to compete in both track and road events in Glasgow

June 27, 2014 14:36 pm

Sir Bradley Wiggins will bid to add to his glittering medal collection on multiple fronts next month after being added to England’s track squad for the Commonwealth Games.

Wiggins, who won his third British national time trial in Wales on Wednesday, had originally been down to only compete in the road race in Glasgow.

But, after being left out of Team Sky’s team for the forthcoming Tour de France, it has now been confirmed that the 34-year-old will also take to the track at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

The 2012 Tour de France winner took his Olympic collection to seven medals, including four golds, when he won the time trial event at London 2012.

He also has three Commonwealth Games silver medals to his name, having won individual pursuit and team pursuit on the track at Manchester 2002, four years after silver in the latter in Kuala Lumpur.

And Shane Sutton OBE, technical director for British Cycling as well as part of Team England’s coaching staff, believes Wiggins’ return will only strengthen the team's bid for Games success.

"I'm very happy to be able to welcome Sir Bradley back to the track team for the Commonwealth Games - his addition will be a real morale boost to the rest of the track squad,” he said. “The decision of who will ride what event will be made nearer the time."

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