Wiggins eyeing Commonwealth medal

Andover Advertiser: Bradley Wiggins is aiming for gold in the Commonwealth Games Bradley Wiggins is aiming for gold in the Commonwealth Games

Four-time Olympic champion and 2012 Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins has confirmed he is targeting Commonwealth Games glory in Glasgow.

Wiggins is targeting one of the few titles to elude him in his distinguished career, with the road time-trial likely to be his main aim despite coming just a few days after the conclusion of the Tour de France.

"It's a nice thing to have within the UK," the 33-year-old, who is likely to ride in a support role to defending champion Chris Froome at the Tour, told Cycling News.

"I haven't got a gold medal from the Commonwealths, so it would be nice to add that on. And It's a couple of days after the Tour, so for the sake of carrying on for a few more days and doing it.

"I forgot about the Commonwealths. I'm glad you reminded me, because I've got to fill a form in otherwise I can't ride it."

Wiggins also plans to ride the year's third Grand Tour, the Vuelta a Espana, in preparation for a tilt at the Road World Championships time-trial title.

"I'd love to ride the Vuelta. Now I've ticked the box of the Tour of Britain (winning in 2013), I'd love to go and do the Vuelta and use it as preparation for the World Championships."

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