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Tour of Britain: Wiggins limits losses on the Tumble

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Bradley Wiggins (Sky) finished in fifth on the stage

Bradley Wiggins (Sky) finished in fifth on the stage (Image credit: Rob Lampard)
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Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) chats to the press

Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) chats to the press (Image credit: Rob Lampard)
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Bradley Wiggins (Team High Road) meets a fan before stage 3, 2008

Bradley Wiggins (Team High Road) meets a fan before stage 3, 2008 (Image credit: Rob Lampard)

Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) kept his hopes of defending his Tour of Britain title alive after finishing fifth on the race’s queen stage, which finished atop the climb of the Tumble. He lost time to one of his biggest rivals, Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-QuickStep), but is still within touching distance of the overall lead.

Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.