Wiggins misses the Tour de France: what now for Sir Brad?

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Wiggins misses the Tour de France: what now for Sir Brad?

Team Sky man says he will not be competing ‘as things stand’

First and foremost, not riding at the Tour means Wiggins will be in prime condition for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The Olympic time trial champion will start the Games fresh and with a point or two to prove too as he looks to add to the three silver medals he won in 1998 and 2002.

Sir Bradley Wiggins time trialled to gold at the Olympic Games, can he repeat the feat at the Commonwealth Games this year? (pic: Sirotti)

The time trial would appear to be his best chance of a first Commonwealth Games gold medal, but he is also likely to compete in the road race where he could make the most telling point.

Although the route is similar to the one Mark Cavendish sprinted to victory on at the 2013 national championships, Wiggins – fresh from missing the Tour – will be one of the riders looking to take advantage of some of the short-but-steep climbs littering the circuit.

And, why stop at the road? It appears a long shot, but Wiggins has made no secret of his ambition to return to the track – perhaps 2014 will be the start of that latest chapter too.

An English endurance squad containing Sir Bradley Wiggins, Steven Burke and Ed Clancy all riding together would certainly be one to strike fear into their rivals, if nothing else.

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