Sir Bradley Wiggins races the Trofeo Felanitx on Thursday for the Great Britain team

Sir Bradley Wiggins‘s first road race of 2016 comes today (Thursday) on the opening day of the Challenge Mallorca, with the 2012 Tour de France champion competing in the Trofeo Felanitx.

Wiggins, who has been training as part of the Great Britain team pursuit squad ahead of the Rio Olympics, is riding for the national team alongside some of his fellow track riders on the Spanish island.

Andy Tennant, Steven Burke, Owain Doull, Jon Dibben, Oliver Wood, Chris Latham and Gabriel Cullaigh are all entered into the first race of the week, with each team allowed to enter eight riders over the four days of the event.

Wiggins will move on to the Dubai Tour after Challenge Mallorca – which ends on Sunday – with the Brit scheduled to ride with his eponymous team.

Other Brits to take to the start line on the first day of the Challenge are Alex Dowsett (Movistar), Scott Thwaites (Bora-Argon 18) and Andy Fenn (Team Sky)