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Posted in Uncategorized by lagazzettadellabici on September 18, 2009

The Guardian has just reported the following: Britain’s Team Sky have made Bradley Wiggins their team leader, it was reported last night. After weeks of speculation that the Garmin rider would be joining the newly formed team for next year’s Tour de France, it appears they have finalised a deal for the triple Olympic gold medallist after agreeing a £2m compensation package with his former employers.
Wiggins came fourth in this year’s Tour – the joint-best by a British rider in the history of the event – and the Team Sky principal and Olympic coach, Dave Brailsford, has always seen him as a potential figurehead for the new squad.
Most of the places in Team Sky have already been filled by Brailsford and the acquisition of the 29-year-old Wiggins is key to their stated ambition of winning the Tour de France in the next five years. The compensation will allow Garmin to sign the winner of this year’s Tour, Spain’s Alberto Contador.


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