Wiggins to compete in Gent-Wevelgem

Former Tour de France champion Sir Bradley Wiggins will ride for Team Sky in Sunday’s Gent-Wevelgem sprint classic in Belgium.

The world time-trial champion will be joined by Team GB team-mate Geraint Thomas for the 239-kilometre one-day event.

Isle of Man sprinter Mark Cavendish will ride for Etixx-Quickstep.

Giant-Alpecin’s John Degenkolb is the defending champion in Flanders.

The race is part of the

‘cobbled classics’

and is the last event before the Tour of Flanders, which starts on 5 April.

Wiggins will also compete in the Paris-Roubaix on 12 April.

It will be the 34-year-old’s final road race before switching to the track and bidding to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/32101059

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