Wiggins to return to capital for London-Surrey Classic

07 August 2014 / 14:48

Sir Bradley Wiggins will return to the roads of his London 2012 time trial success after being confirmed to take part in this Sunday’s RideLondon-Surrey Classic.

Two years ago Wiggins arrived in London fresh from winning the Tour de France before storming to Olympic gold in the men’s time trial.

Since then he has ridden in the capital just once, taking overall victory in the Tour of Britain last September.

He was not selected by Team Sky for this year’s Tour de France and instead opted to compete on the track at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, winning silver in the men’s team pursuit.

The London-Surrey Classic will be Wiggins’ first road racing appearance since he won the British National Time Trial in Monmouthshire in June and the 34-year-old was relishing getting back out on the road.

“I’m really looking forward to Sunday and to being back on the road with Team Sky,” said Wiggins, who will be the first Tour de France winner to take part in the event.

“I always enjoy competing in front of home fans and have great memories of riding this route at the Olympics.

"The support we got then was unbelievable, and it was the same again at the Tour of Britain again last year, so this promises to be a really special day."

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