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Wiggins delays comeback

ESPN staff
August 17, 2012
Bradley Wiggins has been granted extra time off after a hectic summer © Getty Images

Bradley Wiggins will not ride in the Tour of Denmark after being granted extra time off following his success at London 2012.

The Olympic time trial champion and Tour de France winner was due to return to professional cycling with Team Sky next week, but his return date has been postponed.

Wiggins, who is currently on holiday with his family in Mallorca, may be included in the Tour of Britain, which starts on September 9. Failing that, he will be expected to feature in this year's World Championships in the Netherlands, where team-mate Mark Cavendish will defend his road race title.

Cavendish will line up in Denmark on August 22, alongside British team-mates Peter Kennaugh and Geraint Thomas, while Bernard Eisel, Davide Martinelli, Lars-Peter Nordhaug and Michael Rogers complete the Team Sky line-up.

Meanwhile, Olympic time trial bronze medallist Chris Froome is ready to step up to team leader for the first time as he leads Team Sky in the Vuelta a Espana, which starts in Pamplona on Saturday.

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