Cycling - Wiggins set to ride Vuelta and Commonwealth Games

Former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins has admitted he wants to ride in both the Vuelta a Espana and the Commonwealth Games this year.

The Team Sky rider said that the Vuelta could be the perfect build up to the World Championships in Sicily where he will target the time-trial title.

Meanwhile, he said the Commonwealth Games' proximity to the Tour de France also made it a very viable option to add to his calendar.

"Now that I've ticked the box of the Tour of Britain (which clashes with the Vuelta), I'd love to ride the Vuelta and use it as preparation for the World Championships," Wiggins told Cycling News

Wiggins cited Fabian Cancellara and Tony Martin – who have won seven of the last eight World Championships between them - as examples of riders who have benefitted from racing in the Vuelta before heading to the Worlds.

Wiggins also said that "he must fill out the form" that would make him eligible for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The time-trial takes place on July 31st – just four days after the Tour de France finishes.

"It's a nice thing to have within the UK and I haven't got a gold medal from the Commonwealth Games so it would be nice to add that," Wiggins said.

"It is on a couple days after the Tour so for the sake of carrying on for a few days (it is worth doing)."