Low-key return for Wiggins

Italian Diego Ulissi won the first stage of the Tour of Poland as Sir Bradley Wiggins made a low-key return to action with Team Sky.

Low-key return for Wiggins

Italian Diego Ulissi won the first stage of the Tour of Poland as Sir Bradley Wiggins made a low-key return to action with Team Sky.

A combination of illness and injury forced Wiggins to pull out of the Giro D’Italia and miss the chance to defend his Tour de France title, which was inherited by Chris Froome.

Wiggins finished alongside fellow Team Sky rider Ben Swift and Giro winner Vincent Nibali nine minutes and 13 seconds behind Ulussi, who held off Darwin Atapuma and Rafal Majka in a sprint finish.

The lead Team Sky rider was the Colombian Sergio Henao, who had pushed the pace up the final climb of the 184.5km stage through the Dolomites, between Rovereto and Madonna di Campiglio and hung on to finish at the back of the lead group.

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