Bradley Wiggins set to defend Tour of Britain title

Defending champion Bradley Wiggins will head up Sky's team at the Tour of Britain in September rather than riding Vuelta a Espana

Bradley Wiggins will defend his Tour of Britain title this September, leading Team Sky in his 'home tour' rather than travelling to Spain for the Vuelta a Espana.

Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford said on Sunday that Wiggins will ride the Tour of Britain (September 7-14) to hone his form ahead of his assault on the time trial world championship title at the end of September.

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