Wiggins gets green light to join new team in May and ride Tour de Yorkshire

The sport's governing body's decision allows Wiggins to compete in Britain's newest international stage race.

Bradley Wiggins on stage one of the 2015 Tour of Qatar

(Image credit: Watson)

Bradley Wiggins will be able to ride the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire in Team Wiggins colours, as the UCI confirmed today that it has granted him special dispensation to join the squad in May, allowing him to compete in the three-day event.

As reported on Cycling Weekly yesterday, Wiggins faced not being able to compete for the new UCI Continental-ranked team that bears his name until June 1 following his departure from Team Sky, owing to the governing body’s rules on rider transfers.

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