Current World and Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins will ride the Elite Circuit Race as part of Otley Cycle Races 2008.
Wiggins’ Olympic and World pursuit team-mate Chris Newton has also accepted an invitation from the race, which he has won twice before. Wiggins will come to Otley following a gruelling ride in the Tour of Italy as part of the successful High Road team that launched fellow Brit Mark Cavendish to two stage victories.
Manxman Cavendish is also a past victor of the Otley race, winning in 2005 – the last time he and Wiggins both rode the race. If he too decides to ride this year then he will boost Otley’s strongest line-up ever in terms of international race-winners.
“It would be great for the race and the spectators if Cavendish was on the start line alongside Wiggins,
Date: Thursday June 26, from 7pm.
Location: Circuit based on Bondgate, Otley town centre, West Yorkshire.
Free to watch, spectators welcome. Some local roads closed from 6.30 – 10pm.