UCI WorldTour 2014: five must-see moments for the year ahead

Boonen vs. Cancellara in the Spring Classics, Cav and Renshaw reunited at the Tour, and more

Wiggins rediscovering his mojo

The hero of 2012, Sir Brad was relegated to the shadows in 2013. But the 2012 Tour de France champion and Olympic time trial gold medallist is back, and he has a point to prove. Having achieved what no Brit had ever done before in France in 2012, injury, illness and in-fighting dominated last season. However, an encouraging end to the year – which brought Tour of Britain victory and a world championship silver medal in the time trial – pointed to a return to the better times this year.

Sir Bradley Wiggins regained some of his form towards the end of last year, setting himself up nicely for new challenges in 2014 pic: ©Roz Jones

His desire to take on new challenges opens up a whole new realm of opportunities – with the Ardennes Classics among the possible goals on the British star’s calendar. Britain’s rise to the upper echelons of road cycling has seen sprint success for Mark Cavendish and, of course, Wiggins and Froome’s Tour de France victories. A British Classics king has yet been found however, so if Wiggins was to take on Liege-Bastogne-Liege – and win – it could open another chapter the success story that is modern British cycle sport.

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