As Stage 8 of the Tour of Britain wound its way around Greater Manchester yesterday, the riders were greeted at various locations along the route by placard waving, devil-mask wearing protestors.
He already has two Olympic gold medals to his name, but when Geraint Thomas looks back on 2015 it could well prove to be the most important of his career.
Team Sky’s performance director Rod Ellingworth and doctor Richard Usher were in Manchester last week to coincide with the launch of Rapha’s Tour du Courage exhibition, a series of pictures from this year’s epic battle across France won by team leader and Briton Chris Froome.
Wigan-based Olympian Sir Bradley Wiggins will return to Lee Valley VeloPark, the scene of his historic London 2012 triumph, to attempt to beat the current record of 52.4 kilometres (32.5 miles) set by Australian Rohan Dennis in xx.
Sir Bradley Wiggins, a four-time Olympic gold medallist and Tour de France winner, looks set to miss out on starting the 2014 edition of the race in Leeds next month – because he failed to choose his enemies wisely.
Sports director at Australian outfit Orica-GreenEDGE, Matt White, told the Sydney Morning Herald that the former Tour de France winner is someone that would fit in with their ethos.
Master Splinter! Manchester golden girl Laura Trott gets ready to shred opposition in Track World Cup
Trott recovering from European Championship crash
The brothers have signed for Team Orica-GreenEdge
The 2012 Olympic gold medalist was ruled out of Giro D’Italia
‘Better than a yellow jersey’: Sir Bradley Wiggins claims free Wigan Warriors membership was highlight of 2012
Rugby-mad Wiggins says membership is better than knighthood.
Olympic stars Ed Clancy and Philip Hindes add to Manchester Velodrome thrills at cycling’s Revolution series
MM reports from the revolution series.