Wiggins all set for Worlds after time trial glory by the Thames

Ross McLean
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Reigning champion Sir Bradley Wiggins ended his Tour of Britain title defence in third place
BRITAIN’S Sir Bradley Wiggins insists he holds the ammunition to spark success at next week’s Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain after securing the individual time trial at the Tour of Britain in London yesterday.

Victory fired the defending champion to third in the general classification ahead of the final stage, claiming the final podium place as Marcel Kittel edged out Mark Cavendish in a sprint finish with Holland’s Dylan van Baarle taking overall glory. Wiggins said: “It is not a bad title defence and to win the time-trial stage confirms I am in the shape I thought I was in going into the Worlds.”