Pre-Tour of Britain form better than 2013, says Bradley Wiggins

The Sky rider is aiming to become the first person to defend the title in the modern incarnation of the race.

Bradley Wiggins, Tour of Britain 2013, stage eight

Bradley Wiggins believes his form going into this year's Tour of Britain beats that of 12 months ago, when he dominated the event and took the overall win.

Wiggins spearheads a strong Sky squad in the national tour, and is looking to become the first ever rider to successfully defend their title in the modern incarnation of the race.

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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.