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June 21, 2005

Another Britless Tour: Wiggins, Wegelius won't ride TdF

Guardian Unlimited Sport | Wiggins out so no Brits on Tour

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.

Sayeth Fotheringham:

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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