Pollensa.—There are likely to be many young (and not so young) sports fans getting a glimpse of Bradley Wiggins in Puerto Pollensa over the next few days and many young sports fans who will be greeted with the same smile and willingness to sign autographs that Britain's Olympic gold medallist showed at Tolo's Restaurant on Wednesday evening.

Tour de France champion Wiggins, staying in the resort with his family, is taking a well-deserved holiday after what has been a hugely successful year.
Starry-eyed fans
He is a regular visitor to the Pollensa and Alcúdia area and not just when he is in training, as he was prior to the Tour de France and was based in Alcúdia with Team Sky.

Wiggins, who has spoken about his desire to act as a role model in elevating the profile of cycling and in encouraging youngsters to follow in its bike tracks, did just this on Wednesday, leaving young sports fans starry-eyed and able to boast of having his autograph.

Wiggins will also be able to kick back and watch his Tour de France winning team Team Sky take part in the Tour of Spain.
It was announced yesterday that London 2012 bronze medallist Chris Froome will lead Team Sky at the Vuelta a Espana (Tour of Spain), which starts on Saturday 18 August.

The three-week stage race is one of three annual Grand Tours, and follows races around Italy and France.
Froome, who was second in last year's Tour, goes into the race on the back of finishing second in the Tour de France and third in the Olympic time trial.

Froome, 27, was second in last year's Vuelta, one place ahead of Wiggins and he matched that finish in this year's Tour de France as Britain took the top two places on the podium in Paris. “It's always been my plan to ride the Vuelta,“ said Froome who won stage seven of the 2012 Tour de France and was instrumental in helping compatriot and team-mate Wiggins become the first Briton to win the race


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