Wiggins crashes, Intxausti takes lead, Hansen wins stage

Benat Intxausti of Spain wears the pink jersey of the overall leader as he sprays sparkling wine on the podium after completing the seventh stage of the Giro d’Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, from Marina San Salvo to Pescara, Friday, May 10, 2013. Australian rider Adam Hansen won the hilly and rainy seventh stage […]

Wiggins loses time as Battaglin leads Italian 1-2-3

Britain’s Bradley Wiggins, center, pedals in the pack during the fourth stage of the Giro d’Italia, from Policastro Bussentino to Serra San Bruno, Italy, Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Enrico Battaglin of Italy sprinted to the stage victory, while compatriot Luca Paolini retained the overall leader’s pink jersey. (AP Photo/Fabio Ferrari) By Alasdair Fotheringham SERRA SAN […]

Team Sky takes stage two as Wiggins gains time on rivals

Sky team cyclists pedal on their way to winning a team time trial, in the second stage of the Giro d’Italia, in the southern Italian island of Ischia, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins powered the Sky team to victory and moved into second place overall, while his Italian teammate Salvatore […]

Froome and Wiggins dispute Tour de France leader status

Bradley Wiggins (GBR), left, and Christopher Froome (GBR) during stage twenty of the 2012 Tour de France in Paris. (Frederic Mons/Presse Sports via US PRESSWIRE) By Julien Pretot PARIS, April 29 (Reuters) – Team Sky were facing a public relations dilemma on Monday as Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins appeared at odds over who would […]

Wiggins targets Giro and Tour de France double

LONDON, Dec 17 (Reuters) – Bradley Wiggins has targeted winning the Giro d’Italia and defending his Tour de France crown back to back next year. Britain’s first Tour de France winner was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year on Sunday and immediately set his sights on emulating an incredible 12 months which also saw […]

Wiggins wins British Sports Journalists award

LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Bradley Wiggins, winner of the Tour de France and the London Olympic time-trial champion, was named the Sports Journalists Association of Britain’s sportsman of the year on Thursday. Wiggins, the first Briton to triumph in cycling’s most famous tour, topped the poll of journalists ahead of double Olympic middle-distance gold […]

Wiggins leaves hospital, coach Sutton in crash

A car pulls into the petrol station where British cyclist Bradley Wiggins and a van collided near his home, Chorley in northern England, November 8, 2012. Tour de France and Olympic time trial champion Wiggins spent the night in hospital with minor rib injuries after a collision with a van near his home in Lancashire, […]

Wiggins in hospital after collision with van

LONDON, Nov 7 (Reuters) – Tour de France and Olympic time trial champion Bradley Wiggins is in the hospital after a collision with a van near his home in Lancashire, northern England on Wednesday. Lancashire Police said they had attended the incident in a story on the Lancashire Evening Post website (www.lep.co.uk) that reportedly left […]

Wiggins scoops Velo d’Or award

PARIS, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins won the prestigious Velo d’Or award as the best rider of 2012. Briton Wiggins beat Paris-Roubaix and Tour of Flanders winner Tom Boonen and Spain’s Joaquim Rodriguez in a poll of cycling journalists set up by French publication, Velo Magazine. In addition to the […]

Wiggins should focus on Giro/Vuelta double in 2013

Bradley Wiggins (GBR), left, and Christopher Froome (GBR) during stage twenty of the 2012 Tour de France in Paris. (Frederic Mons/Presse Sports via US PRESSWIRE) PARIS, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Bradley Wiggins should focus on winning the Giro d’Italia and the Tour of Spain next year instead of retaining his Tour de France title, according […]