Mar 28, 2015 – Bradley Wiggins will compete for Team Sky in Sunday’s Gent-Wevelgem sprint classic in Belgium, the team announced. The 2012 Tour de France champion, will be joined by fellow British Olympic champion Geraint Thomas for the 239-kilometer one-day event.

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Bernhard Eisel, who won the event in 2010, is also included in an eight-man team along with Christian Knees, Ian Stannard, Andy Fenn, Luke Rowe and Elia Viviani.

Wiggins last competed in the Paris-Nice stage race but abandoned before the final stage after struggling during the week. Giant-Alpecin’s John Degenkolb is the defending champion in Flanders. Degenkolb has already shown his spectacular form, winning the near-300km Milan-San Remo.

Just yesterday, Geraint Thomas captured one of the most scintillating victories of his career, launching in the last four kilometers of the race to win E3 Harelbeke, click here for more on the race.