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Wiggins plans to stick with Sky

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Wiggins stormed to victory in the British time trials championships last month © Getty Images
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Bradley Wiggins plans to ride for Team Sky next season despite not featuring in their squad for this year's Tour de France.

However, the 2012 Tour winner also admitted he is unlikely to win any of cycling's biggest prizes ever again and will instead aim to conquer shorter events such as the Paris-Roubaix classic and the world hour record.

Wiggins, currently in Italy for the Pinarello Cycling Marathon, told Gazzetta dello Sport: "I'm thinking about the hour record. Not this year but I'll try next year. And I'll do it on these bikes because I'm going to stay at Sky."

Wiggins finished ninth in the gruelling Paris-Roubaix one-day cobblestone classic in April and is aiming to win the race in 2015. His next major outing will be at the Vuelta a Espana which starts on August 23 but he said that his "time as a Grand Tour rider has passed. Sure, I will still enter them, but not to win."

It is understood that Wiggins has not yet signed with Team Sky for 2015 but that discussions are taking place. The 34-year-old has been linked with Orica GreenEdge and Garmin Sharp, but a deal with Sky could be completed later this year.

Wiggins will compete for England at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, while his main goal this year is the world time trial championships. He claimed victory in the British time trial championships in June.

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