Bradley Wiggins to switch to track if he's not selected for Tour de France

Mark Cavendish has confirmed he will not ride the 2014 British National Road Race Championship on Sunday to recover from illness

Bradley Wiggins, Amgen Tour of California, Stage 1

(Image credit: Casey B. Gibson)

Bradley Wiggins could switch his focus to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow if he does not race the Tour de France, according to British Cycling's technical director, Shane Sutton.

Sutton told Cycling Weekly recently that Wiggins has been training on the track and would welcome the chance to race on the boards for England at the end of July if team Sky overlooks him for the Tour. He had been under world record pace during individual pursuit efforts in Manchester that British Cycling staff managed. Wiggins raced last week at the Tour de Suisse, but pulled out early after a crash.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.