Much to the delight of Sussex spectators, Sir Wiggins would be riding before them this year at Tour Britain. Wiggo’s participation in the esteemed has already been confirmed by Sky chief Sir Brailsford.
The Tour Britain would kick star on 7th September and will continue till 14th of the month. The Sussex level is slated for 13th September.
The tour will run from September 7 to 14 with the Sussex stage taking place on September 13.
Wiggins also rode at the recently concluded RideLondon afternoon race on 10th August. “He is cycling here now & then he would go right to altitude camp”, commented the Sky boss while approached about Wiggo’s schedule during RideLondon race.
“He would ride in two 1-day races & then he would head for Britain Tour. We are hopeful that it would be a wonderful training ground for him before he marches to World Championships – we are positive that he will deliver his best at individual time-trial that he did just brilliantly in 2013. We are confident that he would come up with a similar amazing feat this time as well.”
Wiggin was Britain’s Tour France champ in 2012 & even bagged a silver medal in track riding team pursuit at 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
The Tour Britain will start from Camberley (Surrey) & then would head via West Sussex prior it reaches to East Sussex. It would travel across Newick followed by Uckfield, Hailsham & Eastbourne.
The Tour would turn to west to race through Seaford, then Newhaven & Lewis, whilst crossing through Plumpton & Westmeston.
“This would present a distinct opportunity for visitors and residents here to welcome the world-class cyclists”, remarked Rob Blackman, Lewes Dist. Council leader. “It would also benefit local businesses by getting increasing visitors here.”