Group Wiggins substitute Aqua Blue Sport for the Tour of Britain after the Irish crew withdrew

Group Wiggins will race within the Tour of Britain subsequent week following the sudden demise of Irish crew Aqua Blue Sport.

Rising expertise Tom Pidcock, 19, is because of lead Group Wiggins within the race, which begins on Sunday from Pembrey Nation Park in Carmarthenshire.

Group Wiggins have taken the place of Aqua Blue Sport, who introduced on Monday that they might stop racing on the finish of the season after talks with one other crew over a merger fell aside to depart the way forward for riders together with former British champion Adam Blythe unsure.

Emerging talent Tom Pidcock, 19, is due to lead Team Wiggins in the Tour of Britain

Emerging talent Tom Pidcock, 19, is due to lead Team Wiggins in the Tour of Britain

Rising expertise Tom Pidcock, 19, is because of lead Group Wiggins within the Tour of Britain

It was anticipated they might see out the marketing campaign, together with the Tour of Britain, however race organisers confirmed on Tuesday they’d withdrawn from the occasion.

Group Wiggins have twice taken half within the Tour of Britain earlier than, with present Group Sky rider Owain Doull ending third total in 2015, whereas Sir Bradley Wiggins himself received the occasion in Sky colors in 2013.

Pidcock mentioned: ‘I am delighted to have a possibility to journey within the Tour of Britain with Wiggins. Clearly the crew has a powerful affiliation with the race, with Sir Brad being a former winner and Owain’s spectacular journey in 2015.

‘I’m actually trying ahead to mixing it up in opposition to a few of the large UCI WorldTour groups once more. Driving in entrance of British followers is all the time an awesome expertise and hopefully our crew may give them a lot to cheer about over the course of the race.’

Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome are resulting from race for Group Sky within the occasion.

Chris Froome (right) is due to race for Team Sky in the Tour of Britain next week

Chris Froome (right) is due to race for Team Sky in the Tour of Britain next week

Chris Froome (proper) is because of race for Group Sky within the Tour of Britain subsequent week

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