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Wiggins to take on Le Tour

By:
Gregor Brown
Published:
June 29, 2007, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 20:05 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for June 29, 2007
Wiggins at the Dauphiné

Wiggins at the Dauphiné

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As expected, Cofidis rider Bradley Wiggins will have his chance to light up the prologue course in...

As expected, Cofidis rider Bradley Wiggins will have his chance to light up the prologue course in London next weekend. Wiggins was named to the team's Tour de France squad by manager Eric Boyer on Thursday. Wiggins, the reigning World Champion in the pursuit, won the prologue at the Dauphiné Libéré earlier this month, and is one of the hot favourites to win the 8km test on July 7th. Wiggins told Cyclingnews earlier this month that he is targeting a top finish. "I can really target the top five but I'm not the only one able to win, there'll be David Millar, David Zabriskie, George Hincapie, and Fabian Cancellara."

Wiggins will be joined by Frenchmen Stéphane Augé, Sylvain Chavanel and Geoffroy Lequatre, Italian Cristian Moreni, Colombien Ivan Parra, and Belgian riders Nick Nuyens, Staf Scheirlinckx and Rik Verbrugghe.

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