Wiggins to skip World championship for Commonwealth Games
New Delhi: England`s triple Olympic gold
medallist Bradley Wiggins has said he will skip the road World
Championships in Melbourne, Australia to concentrate on the
Commonwealth Games to be held from October 3-14 here.
"I`m still doing the Commonwealth time trial but I`m not
doing the Worlds. You`d have to go out (to Australia) a good
chunk (of time) in advance and I just don`t fancy it," the
five-time World Champion Wiggins was quoted as saying in an
interview to Cycling Weekly.
The 30-year-old Wiggins, who suffered a bike failure
while on course for a world championship medal last year, has
won three silver medals in the Commonwealth Games in 1998 and
Meanwhile, according to other reports in the British
media, British Cycling officials are confident star names such
as Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton, gold medallists for
Scotland and England in Melbourne four years ago, will be free
to compete in Delhi despite some scheduling issues.