Sir Bradley Wiggins will compete in the City Road Club 10-mile time trial in Hull on May 16, organisers have confirmed.
The former Team Sky rider, who will ride in the Tour de Yorkshire for his eponymous team, joked about riding an amateur time trial after winning against the clock at the Three Days of De Panne in March.
When contacted by Cycling Weekly earlier in May about the possibility of Wiggins riding the event, a club spokesperson for the event said they “could not possibly comment”.
But now City Road Club chairman Ken Bateman confirmed the world time trial champion will be among the 150 riders racing along the A63 between South Cave and North Ferriby.
“We are over the moon,” he told the Hull Daily Mail. “It will be a huge occasion to have Sir Bradley Wiggins doing what he does best in our time trial on the A63.
“I will be marshalling for the event and it will be absolutely great to see Bradley go past. The road will not be closed for the event – it will still be open to traffic. It will be a sight not to be missed.”
Wiggins is likely using the event as extra practice for his June 7 Hour Record attempt, with tickets for the Lee Valley VeloPark spectacle selling out in less than 15 minutes.