Cavendish, Wiggins to skip British Nationals
World champion Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins, one of the favourites for this year's Tour de France, will skip Sunday's British National Road Race Championships, their Sky team confirmed on Monday.
Five riders from the Sky team - reigning time-trial champion Alex Dowsett, Jeremy Hunt, Luke Rowe, Ian Stannard and Ben Swift - will compete in the line race at Ampleforth, North Yorkshire.
In addition to Cavendish and Wiggins, Chris Froome, Peter Kennaugh and Geraint Thomas will also not compete in the nationals.
Wiggins is currently preparing for the Tour de France which gets under way in Liege, Belgium, on June 30.