Sky confirmed as "major backer" for Team Wiggins

More details on Bradley Wiggins's development squad emerge ahead of a predicted pre-Christmas launch.

Bradley Wiggins, Stage 6 of the 2014 Amgen Tour of California, Santa Clarita to Mountain High

(Image credit: Casey B. Gibson)

Ahead of the team's anticipated pre-Christmas launch, more details of Bradley Wiggins's new development squad emerged today, as GB technical director Shane Sutton confirmed it will be heavily backed by Sky.

“Team Wiggins”, which aims to support the Tour de France champion's return to the track in preparation for the Rio 2016 Olympics, is expected to be official unveiled in the next two weeks.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.