T-Mobile jersey 2007

Bradley Wiggins will make what is likely to be his first and only appearance in T-Mobile colours at next weekend?s World Cup meeting in Beijing.

Wiggins is registered for the T-Mobile track trade team, which is a separate entity from the road squad.

But he won?t get a chance to wear the magenta jersey on the road after the German telecommunications company announced its withdrawal last week.

Wiggins and Mark Cavendish are entered to ride the Beijing World Cup for T-Mobile.

Although Wiggins is still contracted to the French squad, Cofidis, on the road, the UCI's rules permit him to be registered with the T-Mobile track team. He was due to join T-Mobile in the January ? that team is now called Team High Road.

Great Britain?s performance director David Brailsford said: ?The track team and the road team are separate. Katherine Bates rode for T-Mobile here in Sydney and we?ve been told by the UCI there?s not an issue, so Brad and Mark will be riding as T-Mobile next week.

?It means we can have Steve [Cummings] in the individual pursuit for Great Britain and Brad for T-Mobile. And it also means Brad and Mark can get some more time together as a Madison partnership.?


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Sports journalist Lionel Birnie has written professionally for Sunday Times, Procycling and of course Cycling Weekly. He is also an author, publisher, and co-founder of The Cycling Podcast. His first experience covering the Tour de France came in 1999, and he has presented The Cycling Podcast with Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe since 2013. He founded Peloton Publishing in 2010 and has ghostwritten and published the autobiography of Sean Kelly, as well as a number of other sports icons.