Bradley Wiggins travels back to Britain after leaving Giro d'Italia

Bradley Wiggins, Giro d'Italia 2013

Bradley Wiggins (Sky) quit the Giro d'Italia today to recover and to be 100 per cent ready for the Tour de France.

"I think the decision has been taken to stop me so that I can be 100 per cent ready for the Tour," Wiggins said on his way to Verona airport today. "If I had continued the Giro, I would have worsened the situation and I would've needed more time to recover. So the team decided just to stop me to be in shape for the Tour."

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