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Wiggins to miss Road Worlds for Commonwealths

Bradley Wiggins
Wiggins will be targetting a medal in Delhi

Triple Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins says he will miss the road World Championships to concentrate on the Commonwealth Games time trial.

The 29-year-old will race in Delhi on 13 October, two weeks after the world time trial in Melbourne.

"You'd have to go out (to Australia) a good chunk (of time) in advance and I just don't fancy it," Wiggins told Cycling Weekly.

Wiggins suffered a bike failure while on course for a world medal last year.

The Team Sky leader's major target for 2010 is the Tour de France but he is also hoping to make a big impact in the opening time-trial stage of the Giro d'Italia, in Amsterdam on 8 May.

His next race will be Sunday's Liege-Bastogne-Liege race in Belgium, the last of the Spring Classics.

A definitive decision on Wiggins's participation in September's Tour of Britain has yet to be made, although he said on Twitter this week that he would take part.

Bradley Wiggins

Mechanical failure brought an abrupt end to Wiggins' attempts at a podium finish in the World Championships time trial in Mendrisio, Switzerland in 2009



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