Bradley Wiggins: Tour of Britain victory has "now gone"

Sky DS Nicolas Portal says defending champion needs to gain title bonuses before Sunday's time trial.

Bradley Wiggins, Tour of Britain 2014 stage three

Bradley Wiggins believes his chances of defending the Friends Life Tour of Britain title are now over.

Wiggins sits 27 seconds behind race leader Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), who won this afternoon's stage in Bristol.

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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.