WIGGINS WINS POITOU CHARANTES TIME TRIAL
Britain's Bradley Wiggins has won this morning's time trial in the Tour du Poitou Charentes et de la Vienne in France. The Cofidis pro blitzed the field to take the 20km stage on a circuit based around Jaunay Clann.
This is Wiggins' third pro win this season, after winning the Four Days of Dunkirk opening time trial and the Dauphine Libere prologue in June. In addition to those wins, Wiggins placed fourth in the Tour de France prologue on London in July and second in the Circuit de la Sarthe TT stage in April.
Today's result bodes well for Wiggins' World Championship Time Trial hopes, and it shows that he has held on to his form despite having competed little since his team were withdrawn from the Tour de France due to team-member Cristian Moreni's positive dope test result.
It has been confirmed that Wiggins will ride for T-Mobile next year. He made no bones about being unhappy with Cofidis after the Tour de France debacle, and will join fellow Brits Roger Hammond and Mark Cavendish on the magenta team in 2008.
Frenchman Thomas Voeckler (Bougyues Telecom) leads the Tour du Poitou Charentes overall after four stages, with the final 105.8km stage taking place this afternoon.