June 21, 2005
Another Britless Tour: Wiggins, Wegelius won't ride TdF
The rise of the United States and Australia, and the continuing emergence of riders from the former Soviet Union, mean that Great Britain will face a second consecutive Tour de France without a native son in the race.
Brad Wiggins heard Monday that he wouldn't be on the Credit Agricole squad, while Charley Wegelius (whose name to me sounds like a 1920s or 30s cycling name) didn't make Liquigas-Bianchi's final preselection.
It will be the first time successive Tours have been bereft of cross-Channel interest since the first Britons finished the race in 1955.
Roger Hammond at Discovery is a classics specialist, and let's not go near David Millar.
Posted by Frank Steele on June 21, 2005 | Permalink
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