Wiggins to lead Team Sky in Giro d'Italia
MANCHESTER, England -- Bradley Wiggins will lead Team Sky in next month's Giro d'Italia.
Wiggins looks to follow up his victory in last year's Tour de France with success in the second-biggest race in cycling.
The Olympic road-race champion has made the Giro his priority this year. He's likely to ride in support of fellow Briton Chris Froome in the Tour later this summer.
The 33-year-old Wiggins says he's watched the Giro since he was young and saw his "idols win it, which makes it even more special."
Froome will not ride in the Giro, which takes place May 4-26.
Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press
This story is from ESPN.com's automated news wire. Wire index
ESPN TOP HEADLINES
- Lions' Raiola suspended 1 game for stomp
- Manziel ruled out; Browns add rookie Shaw
- Coach: Fans won't forgive after Love's leap
- Bears to start Cutler as Clausen concussed